The challenge for educational technology is keeping the focus on the education

What can be done to ensure that technology truly improves learning outcomes? Two thoughts for a complicated scenario. I started teaching in the pre-digital era, and moved into education technology as a professional when I discovered just how it could help improve the learning outcomes for my students. And these were analogue technologies that at […]

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Technology should supplement other teaching rather than replace traditional approaches

There are few things which have the same potential to revolutionise teaching and learning as technological innovation. Many schools have been quick to adapt and integrate new technologies into the classroom. But with so many possibilities, the big challenge for schools has been how to harness them in ways that improve outcomes and don’t break […]

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Comparative judgement could help examiners assess students using real-world activities

Education technology is often thought of in terms of classroom interventions such as interactive whiteboards and tablet-equipped classrooms. But new technology also has the potential to transform the way we think about assessment – and indirectly to improve student outcomes in the process. In particular, comparative judgement, a technologically-enhanced form of assessment, could help to […]

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