When studying Education Technology a few years back MOOCS were just becoming commonplace – and like everything in the edu-tech space was being hailed by some as the technology that would transform education. (See various articles here). If you haven’t heard MOOCS are Massive Online Open Courses – courses led
This question is asked with increasing frequency as more and more schools begin to get to grips with the new curriculum. The emphasis on understanding algorithms, creating and then debugging these creations, has opened up a whole new conversation about why we are asking all children to understand these concepts.
You may know that I am currently working on my MA research – which will examine the role of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning in our primary classrooms. Specifically mobile technology. My initial thoughts are here. In planning this research, the role of the ‘computer supported' aspect intrigues me, and as