b) Evaluate the benefits and limitations of using technology in learning and teaching. (ref. 3.2)
The impact of the Modern technology on our day-to-day lives is very dramatic and prompt but for embedding the full potential of that in teaching and learning area has still yet to come. If you compare a classroom from 100 years ago to one of the nowadays modern equipped one you will notice lots of changes but still teachers have to stimulate learning by adding accessible and inclusive resources to all learners while enabling them to gain new skills and knowledge and achieve their learning targets. Over the past few years, in many countries especially developed countries, it has become more common for teachers to use technological tools in learning process. VLEs, e-mail, digital cameras, interactive or electronic whiteboards and many more technical resources have been added to the domain of teaching and learning. Although it does pose a number of benefits towards educational system, the drawbacks cannot be overlooked. In this assignment , both pros and cons will be analysed.
The Office of Instructional Development (UCLA) claims a key to successful use of technology is identifying course learning objectives and seeking technologies that can help support those objectives. By focusing on the content instead of the technology, instructors can find success with a minimal investment in utilizing common technologies. Although it might not be used in the class but teachers have to up to date their knowledge regularly and become aware of different resources and learning material to keep their professional accurate and precise.
In my teaching experience in Citizen Advise Bureau (CAB) as a financial capability trainee, most of the time we do not have access to modern technology. The classes are holding in community centres which less benefit from luxury
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