- Do you think these issues are representative of the broader picture of technology adoption in universities?
From my point of view as a student on this course I did recognise some of the issues from both the video and the article. So I guess they do highlight some of the broader issues.
My professional experience is with the Further Education sector (16-19 year olds) rather than the H.E. Sector. I felt the video represented learners from this sector than the article. Particularly the issues of being expected to learn in environments which do not relate to the real world. I think that the requirements of certain qualifications, curriculums and exams have allot to do with this
- What issues would you personally identify as problems associated with the use of digital and networked technologies in education (either in your practice or more generally)?
I have chosen some issues which may be specific to the FE sector
– Technology not being seen as suitable preparation for hand written exams
– Security and safety concerns about letting younger students have access to various parts of the internet
– Staff/institutions unwilling to relinquish control, by using technologies that students may feel more comfortable with than staff.
– Staff not having time to get comfortable with using new technologies