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· In this podcast from Getting Smart, Dr. Scott McLeod, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Colorado Denver, discusses his work with technology in education and how it has provided a deeper learning.
· How is technology being used in education to familiarize students with hard-to-grasp subjects? What does technology hold for the future of education?
Dr. Scott McLeod is Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Colorado Denver. He’s a leading expert in K-12 technology leadership issues. He has an interesting and broad perspective, perhaps because he started as a middle school social students teacher and earned a joint JD and Ph.D.
McLeod took a break from HigherEd to lead an intermediate unit in Iowa where he was able to work with hundreds of schools as they deployed mobile technology.
It’s not the shift from print to digital that is transformational, argues McLeod, “it doesn’t get to the core of what we do.”
His new book Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning, McLeod argues it’s four big shifts that are transformative: moving from recall to more complex problem solving, doing authentic work, adding voice and choice to build student agency, and infusing technology in powerful ways.
Read the full article about technology in education at Getting Smart.