This is the presentation I delivered at the RSC Wales Encouraging Innovation Conference.
Change is all around us and the modern teacher needs to be adaptable, innovative and willing to take a risk. Flipped classrooms, MOOCs, wearable technology, cloud computing, mobile, tablets, 4G, internet TVs, social learning, learning analytics, game based learning, augmented reality and e-books are all been used now or are just on the horizon. Change is all around us and the modern teacher needs to be adaptable, innovative and willing to take risks. The rate of technological change appears to be getting faster. Can our existing cultures allow us to take advantage of the potential of emerging technologies? Or do we need to change the way we change?
The focus of my presentation was that change is constant, we’ve always had change and that dealing with change is more of a cultural issue than a technical one. Change can be an opportunity and can be exciting, as well as being challenging and daunting for some.
Read more about the conference on the RSC Wales Blog.
Our keynote speaker James Clay, ILT and Learning Resources Manager at Gloucestershire College, began with an inspirational keynote to set the scene for the day. In his presentation James discussed how the worry about change is nothing new and yes technology is changing but it has great potential to change the way we teach and learn for the better and not something to be feared.