Learning technologies can really enhance and expand the way that people teach and learn. It makes sense in today’s technical environment to incorporate these features into learning.
The use of learning technology also bridges the gap between long distance study and makes learning more accessible, flexible and gives students choice.
Thinking outside the square
As everyone learns in different ways and at different levels, we can start to think outside the square when it comes to developing courses, take for instance online recorded lectures that students have access to review at any time or perhaps a 3D printed cadaver could be used to assist in teaching. I must make mention of augmented reality (AR), which could give medical students the ability, through AR Headsets, to review parts of the anatomy by peeling back the layers of a 3D graphical representation of the human body, right before their eyes. The possibilities are mind blowing.
Enhancing pedagogy through technology
It’s become important for instructors to consider how they can increase their students learning potential by adding technical resources to the mix. This can sometimes be a challenge when you’re not technically minded but it is well worth the effort.