Include Synonyms Include Dead terms. Download full text. When considering the role of technology in adult learning, adult educators must determine how to respond to technology and exploit it without diminishing the learning experience. Four approaches to integrating technology into adult learning are currently being used: technology as curriculum adults not only learn content through technology but also learn about technology itself ; technology as a delivery mechanism technology becomes the means for instructional delivery ; technology as a complement to instruction technology is used to complement instruction and extend learning ; and technology as an instructional tool technology is integrated into instructional activities. How technology can be structured to capitalize on the characteristics of adult learners must be considered as well.
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Technology provides numerous tools that teachers can use in and out of the classroom to enhance student learning. This page provides an introduction to some of the most common. Faculty members should consult SMU's office of Academic Technology Services , which provides many kinds of support, including hands-on training in using classroom technology. Click here for classroom-specific information about the setup in many campus buildings. There are also numerous on-line resources about using technology to enhance teaching in a number of different ways. For example, Teaching with Technology 2 , from the Learning Technology Consortium, offers 17 peer-reviewed essays on using different kinds of educational technology, and the book can be downloaded for free. Here's a curated list , from About.
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Learners and educators alike are often intimidated by—and even resistant to—the use of new technologies in a classroom setting. For the educator, there is often fear that learning technologies will displace some aspects of teaching or make them obsolete. While the hesitations on both sides are understandable, I have found clearly and on multiple occasions that the benefits of using technology purposefully in a classroom setting vastly outweigh any hesitations I may have about employing it.