In this age of information overload, traditional teaching methods and roles are fast becoming extinct. Students have access to most of the relevant information in their teachers’ heads and more, but this doesn’t mean students know how to organize and interpret this information in a meaningful way.
George Siemens and Peter Tittenberger have developed a handbook for educators who want to use technologies to aid (both teachers and learners) in the learning process. The Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning explores “[how education is] to fulfill its societal role of clarifying confusion when tools of control over information creation and dissemination rest in the hands of learners…” The issue is “information abundance” and the handbook is designed to be a resource for educators who want to face these issues head-on.
The handbook is available as a wiki and PDF, and is licensed CC BY-NC.
3 thoughts on “Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning”
Thanks for making it publicly available.
This is a great tool for “the vital combat for lucidity” and a huge gesture of generosity for making it freely available.
Larry Lugo. Associated Professor. Universidad del Zulia, Venezuela.
A treasure trove of vital information with sufficient details to make it a valued resource. Thanks so much.
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