DEEP LEARNING IN A DIGITAL WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES

| August 15, 2018

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It seems like every day a new app or platform is clamoring for teachers’ attention and claiming that it will revolutionize learning by engaging students and improving educational outcomes. But the reality is that the track record of edtech is not necessarily a source of pride. Instead, a lot of money has been spent and a lot of time devoted to products that did not, in fact, improve learning outcomes. So how can we help edtech to reach its full potential? I am glad you asked. I am of the opinion that in order to maximize the impact of edtech, we need to redefine deep learing in a digital world full of possibilities.While there have likely been many factors contributing to the current state of affairs, an important one is that most edtech tools have not focused on deeper learning. The fact is that it is pretty simple to design edtech that tests students’ recall of material: pretty much anyone can create multiple choice questions on a digital platform. But rote memorization and spitting back facts are not the route to deep learning. Instead, the next generation of edtech needs to focus on deeper learning to be truly impactful.

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