Pedagogy before Technology. That's the mantra espoused by CQUni's Dr Michael Cowling, an educational technology expert. Despite his background, Dr Cowling says that his experience adding technology to the classroom in the last few years has shown him that it is not the be all and end all when it comes to learning. "My students love using technology, but even in my classes I've realised that technology for technology's sake is a waste of time.
A quick piece I wrote for The Brisbane Times on technology in the classroom. The world has certainly moved on from the TV on the trolley, or the Apple Macintosh at the back of the room, and it's worth stopping for a moment to remind ourselves what a technology-enabled classroom looks like as we approach 2020.
Some media coverage of my speech last week on technology in schools. The reporter does a good job with this one, hits my talking points well, and even got my comment about wearing a clown suit in the classroom! Good to read.