23 August 2008

National Center for Research in Advanced Information and Digital Technologies

Congress Launches the First National Research Program Focused on Technology and Learning

Learning scientists and educators have known for years that people learn faster if education can be personalized, and if students are motivated by seeing how their knowledge can help them solve problems they, and their future employers, actually care about. These new technologies can help deliver on this promise. Students in today’s schools were born into a digital world -- able to gather information, communicate and collaborate using the constantly expanding tools of the internet and the computers, wireless devices, game devices also attached to it.
New High-Tech Teaching Center, Pushed by Congress, Lacks Funds
[Dr. Susan] Millar's research indicates that university scholars have already developed a wealth of better teaching methods, including ones using technology, but academic institutions and schools have failed to adopt many of them because of institutional and cultural roadblocks (The Chronicle, August 3, 2007).

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