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Why The Future of Education Depends on Educational Technology ?


As you probably know Norway and Sweden 's educational systems are the top leading ones in the world. I have recently read two or three articles about the reasons for this educational prosperity in these countries and all of them relate it to the commitment and perseverance of teachers there. But I think there is more to it than just the role of teachers, probably the role of policy makers there is way important. When policy makers   support and cooperate with  practitioners, schools prosper and do well. Let us take an  example of educational research. One way to advance the quality of education is to encourage educational research both qualitative and quantitative ones.






 These researches are the real mirror that reflect the true status of education and it is based on them that recommendations are made as to what should be modified, deleted, or applied in curriculums. Norway and Sweden spend millions on educational research and policy makers in these countries do take seriously  the findings of these researches and as a result academic achievement and literacy rates are higher there than in any other country in the world.

Have a look at this video below in which a Norwegian center of ICT ( Information Communication Technology ) envisions the world of tomorrow, and you will see how these people think about the future of their kids education. This video has left a huge impression on me and I think it would you too. Thanks Dawsonite for the video

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  1. I agree that use of educational technology can create a huge impact on the future of education. A very interesting and useful way of using educational technology is online learning or virtual classrooms that help students to connect with best teachers from all over the world. There are platforms like WizIQ that provide interactive tools for real time engagement and collaboration for effective learning. It is specially designed for education and is equipped with features such as live audio/video conferencing, advanced whiteboards, chat, screen sharing, content sharing, recordings/lesson capture, and more. To learn how WizIQ can be used for online learning, take a look at http://www.wiziq.com/collateral/5-virtual-classroom-for-online-education

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  2. Norway gets it...but the issue right now, is teachers don't know what this kind of learning looks like. We've spent so much time lecturing out of books that genuine learning from multimedia and the Internet still looks so far away.

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