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Learning first, technology second

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Learning should always come before technology. Ideas range from games based learning , to the use of social media and networking, to simpler approaches such as the use of digital cameras in art or data logging in science. Blogging can be used to engage children in creative writing , while making videos is excellent for problem solving and collaborative work. But that is the problem. Sometimes, the technology does get in the way of learning and teaching.

The survival of higher education (3): The Social Web

Learning with 'e's

Although this is not the entire story, I believe we will need to adopt these and other new technology mediated approaches widely if we wish to secure the future of higher education. Here social media were used to connect people, enabling them to collaborate together in project work, small group learning and online discussions. One of the most popular activities on our wiki based learning programmes was called ‘goldmining’. Digital Learning: Repurposing Education.

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