This Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning (HETL) has been designed as a resource for educators planning to incorporate technologies in their teaching and learning activities.
How is education to fulfill its societal role of clarifying confusion when tools of control over information creation and dissemination rest in the hands of learners, contributing to the growing complexity and confusion of information abundance?
Change Pressures and Trends
Global, political, social, technological, and educational change pressures are disrupting the traditional role (and possibly design) of universities. Higher education faces a “re-balancing” in response to growing points of tension along the following fault lines…
What we know about learning
Over the last century, educator’s understanding of the process and act of learning has advanced considerably.
Technology, Teaching, and Learning
Technology is concerned with “designing aids and tools to perfect the mind”. As a means of extending the sometimes limited reach of humanity, technology has been prominent in communication and learning. Technology has also played a role in classrooms through the use of movies, recorded video lectures, and overhead projectors. Emerging technology use is growing in communication and in creating, sharing, and interacting around content.