DIGITAL IN THE CLASSROOM: HOW DO WE INTRODUCE IT INTO THE CLASS

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“How do we make use of all the opportunities?”


digital learning

I have spoken about this subject in short in previous posts. And that is the introduction of digital technologies into the classrooms for learning. We have already a plethora of computers that were seen as something revolutionary in the previous decades. But now, a laptop or desktop is outdated. We are now moving into a space of AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality). Eye wear and full headsets that will incorporate a whole new way pf learning. A new way which will put the student into a gaming world literally. How will effect the current way of learning and teaching? Because as I also said before the credentials for educators will increase as well.

initials users

As with the introduction of any form of technology, the beginning will be so much fun. But then after a while it becomes the norm. The initial users for schools that are able to afford it will show an increase in grades. It will be this new impressive way to get students involved and engaged. Now, whichever schools are able to use these will most likely not be public schools unless someone donates to these institutions. But hopefully the technology that could increase leaning find its way throughout schools all over America.

all about the money

Like I said before, when schools are able to bring together the finances for the new technology that will aid in a school’s overall performance, then you’ll see a slight jump of improvement then a capping off point. But unless you have some really wealthy alumni that give, you will not see too many public schools with the capabilities for learning that is in the future to come. Someone I know was developing a headset for schools. But relative to the amount of schools out there, it’s not enough money yet to finance. I think technology is easier to bring cost down today when the technology is perfected. Bu that is the downside of bringing to life anything great. Money is not everything, but it’s very important.


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ONLINE EDUCATION: HOW TAKING CLASSES VIRTUALLY HAS GROWN OVER TIME

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“Remote learning.”


from home

Remember the days when you would see those online commercials and laugh when people went to the schools. Or how about the ITT Technical Institute commercials. Not so funny anymore since traditional colleges and private institutions have become so expensive. Now people are settling for the online school and the small tech college. What was seen in prior years as a gimmick has become all the rage. So what is the future of education the more classes are moved to the online platforms?

traditional college, still online

In today’s society, there are classes you can take at your university that are on the computer. Why, well the professor may feel it’s more convenient to go through the portal connected to the school’s website. And I myself have taken a few of these classes, and have done well to be honest with you. It has everything that a normal classroom would have: homework, test, quizzes, and even class participation. But is there a downside to the classes that are on the computer? And the answer to this is yes.

impersonal relationships

When you go to a university, there is a reason you are having a face to face interaction. It’s to prepare you for the real relationships you’ll have to develop when dealing with people. But how are you to deal with people when all you know how to do is communicate through a device. The result is that when you do deal face to face you’re going to think that someone is being tougher on you than they really are being tough. Everything will come off as hurtful because language is stronger in person than typed.

the inevitable

Doesn’t matter what people think, things will eventually shift to a more digital means of going to school. With the constant rise of college education and lack of jobs once students leave school, other options will be exercised. But the wave of the future is moving to online, so get used to it.


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DIGITAL DOLLARS: WHO WILL LAST OVER THE LONG HAUL

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Whose going to sink or swim?”


bubble or not

In an age where so much is dominated by the market, what will be the company or companies that last? But also, what will be the companies that don’t last? Always remember that nothing last forever. And it all comes to an end at some point in time. So who will be the first to bite the dust? Because something will happen a major company; maybe not this year or next year, but it will.

devastation

There was social communication prior to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snap Chat, there will be after. But can you imagine the downsides of a known tech firm. But the word tech and social media are not just the platforms we known. Yet still, you can’t but feel for the the employees who are forced to find new jobs because of the collapse.Then again, I don’t see happening anytime soon.

acquisitions

Companies in today’s society are known to be bought out so they are not having an worry of dissolving to company. Which is yet another reason a lot of companies don’t break down that easily. Companies that do dissolve are generally companies that are much smaller. The ones that are still popular enough to survive are bought by bigger more popular companies. But knowing when to pull out your investment in one of these companies is important so you don’t lose money.


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DIGITAL TROUBLE: HOW THIS NEW ERA OF TECH IS HURTING A GENERATION OF THE PAST

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“When not knowing how to use it, starts to show your real age.”


A lot of people find themselves in trouble when using their digital devices. But lately, we have been seeing more and more of an older generation that finds themselves getting into trouble. And why is that happening? Well, simple, they came up during a time period where excess to so much that we have now was just not present. So now that all these digital devices are available, they are consuming and they have no clue what they are doing. So they try to conduct themselves the same way they did when these were the days of the past. And it just does not work quite that way anymore. You can’t just type anything in the search engine without leaving a trace. Because in their days, without a paper trail, there was no way to be found. And who is the group getting into trouble the most: politicians.

Politicians have found themselves at the forefront of the digital crisis because they try implementing the ways that they know best, but come up short and get into trouble. Some guy is always getting caught dirty texting or recording some explicit conversation. Or you hear about Hilary Clinton backing up government information on her Yahoo account. It’s what makes you think to yourself, “Government conspiracies, there is no way this group can cover up a major secret.” They can barely stay out of the news from engaging in debauchery via their cell phones of email accounts. So how in the world do they manage to pull off conspiracies with so many people and no one says a word. The human element of what we are won’t allow it to happen no matter how hard we try to keep a secret. Now my question is, “Will there come a day where my generation will be facing the same backlash because we will become unaware of the technology in the future?”

And my answer is yes, we will be caught up the same way. The reason being is that most people get set into a way. And once they are comfortable operating in that manner, they live their lives out this one way. But the technology around them continues to grow. It does not stop because you stopped learning, you just become more vulnerable because you fail to learn and understand what you are using. So my generation known as the millennials will most definitely be caught up in the same scandals in the future. Because in the end, it’s too hard to resist the temptation. When something is new to the world we just start consuming. Yet we don’t realize our every move is being watched. And what’s scary is that every generation from here on will constantly find themselves in trouble for something because no one puts themselves in the know of what they’re using, nor do they attempt to learn new information.


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