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02Sep 2015

Technology in the Classroom: Distraction or Opportunity?

In the last century, industries of all varieties have been leveraging technology to perform essential functions more efficiently. Higher education crawled through the E-Learning (desktop) phase and Mobile Learning (smart-device) is now becoming more popular in classrooms around the country. Has the high rate of student mobile device adoption created a distraction for educators or an opportunity to redefine real-time pedagogy?

Today, college students are among the most tech-savvy people on the planet. Each student has a preferred learning style and each professor has their own teaching preferences. A traditional lecture format allows limited delivery options for material and even fewer ways to personalize the learning experience. Growing class sizes and daunting student-teacher ratios are setting up both students and educators for failure. So how does mobile technology fit into the picture?