Learning and Technology Today: Notes for a Future that Arrived Early

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We will continue our conversations on purposeful use of technology when we welcome Dr. Ruben Puentedura, the creator of the SAMR model, to HKA. The SAMR framework categorizes four different degrees of classroom technology integration and supports meaningful and contextually-appropriate integration. As well, Dr. Puentedura will also work with us to explore how we approach action research and project-based learning.

Dr. Ruben will offering an open evening session on the Thursday 15th of November at 6:30


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Over the past decade, a set of changes driven by the combination of mobile devices with cloud computing power and new forms of social spaces and interactions have reshaped the world encountered by learners. While the societal impact of computer technology may be overstated at times – for instance, Gutenberg’s printing press had greater overall welfare impact – it is nonetheless true that the future private and work lives of students look very different than they did twenty years ago. We will see how models that scaffold careful education technology designs can give students greater agency now, and a broader and richer set of choices in their adult lives. We will also examine connections to family and community life, and how these can play a central role in student use of learning technologies.


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