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ERAC produced a video that gives our vision of best practices in helping educators and students find high quality learning resources and connect with each other for effective, compelling learning. If you haven’t already seen the video.
The BC Ministry has also produced a video on how technology is being used in independent schools. Near the end of this video, the message from a couple of principals being interviewed is that its not just about the technology, but “continuing” to use ” available tools” to make learning happen.
Access to quality resources is all about the technology. It will take a great deal of effort and resources to support teachers in addressing BC’s personalized learning agenda.
Creating a provincial wide digital resource or portal will need not only increased bandwidth for schools but solutions on how we can filter massive amounts of information and learning resources and provide contexts which make these resources more useful. We’ll need to figure out how to tie the learning resources to an individual learner, track his or her progress and measure the effectiveness of those learning resources. We’ll need to figure out how to have authenticated single sign-ons to resources that districts purchase. BYOD may involve changes to districts’ technical infrastructures. And we’ll need to make this all user friendly and reliable and the list goes on…