Friday, 9 August 2013

Major Trends

Major Trends
Online Learning, hybrid learning and collaborative models:
Teachers are now including online learning within their classrooms (hybrid or blended learning) with much success.
I selected this trend because when I implemented a small online pilot course I could see the potential for differentiated learning, and the many opportunities for learning using software (Mathletics, Spellodrome), and as a primary school teacher I am looking for the most effective way to increase student achievement.

Social Media:
With the number of students using Facebook, twitter etc, the opportunity to use social media for education has arisen. Teachers are creating discussions around class topics using twitter or facebook.
This is an opportunity to engage students and provide a variety of tools for students to use and to communicate about their learning. The number of primary school students who are now on Facebook is increasing.

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