Edtech: The student view on educational technology
Given the limited amount of innovative tools used in their studies, it is hard for students to actually know how technology could better their education.
Having reviewed all the interviews from our Student Voice project, we created a video highlighting a few of our key findings.
As the video suggests, a majority of students stated that PowerPoints are the main “technology” used in the classroom. Many added that, given the limited amount of innovative tools used in their studies, it was hard for them to actually know how technology could better their education.
That being said, students believed that technology – if used correctly – could challenge the current “one to many [educative] system”. The expression “one-to-many” refers to lectures where teachers talk and students listen, often giving the impression of a unidirectional information flow. Students stated that technology could be implemented to make lectures and classes more interactive, to foster teacher-students and student-student collaboration.
The video also suggests that students expect an increase in online pedagogical content. This includes more online courses and online exercises but also online exams. Students suggested that, to prepare them for the use of technology in their future career, more tasks should be carried out on line.
All findings are currently being written up and the full report will be available shortly!
The previous post can be found here