Tech that will help.

Why new technology will help in the classrooms in today’s educational world? When looking at the young generation, that is coming we see that more and more student are starting to be come more tech savvy to keep up with the times of today technical world.

But what we don’t see is the school that our young generations are attending keeping up with the time. Which is not keeping the minds of the young students focused in their studies. Students are just starting to explore the potential tech offers for teaching and learning in today’s society. Technology will help students acquire the skills they need to survive in a complex, highly technological economy. By add technology to the learning environment your giving student who really needs help a great opportunity to get a taste of new technology whether it be getting new laptop or a tablet. Another reason why technology in the classes will help students learn, is more and more classes are being taking online by college student who don’t have the time to sit in class and like other students.

Students at the Owen School’s Strategy in the New Economy seminar enter a classroom that looks like any other, except that a projection system and video screen have been installed. Their professor announces that today they will be joined by a guest lecturer, a senior VP from a Fortune 500 corporation. What makes this guest lecture unique is that the students are sitting in a Nashville classroom but the guest lecturer is speaking from his home office in Estonia, via video technology.

This is an example of one of the creative ways faculty members at Vanderbilt are using technology to enhance their students’ learning. In the scene described above, Owen Professor David Owens, along with Professor Bart Victor, use video conferencing to bring an international guest speaker to their organization studies seminar. Across the University, faculty are using technology to help students master subjects from elementary and secondary school instruction to bioengineering to structural equation modeling.

Granberg, Ellen M. “How Technology Enhances Teaching and Learning” teaching forum

6 October 2014. Mon. This article was originally published in the Fall 2000 issue of the CFT’s newsletter.

Team, Edutopia. “why integrate Technology into the Curriculum?: The Reason are many.” Edutopia.Edutopia , 2 October 2014. Web. 13 April 2014