Tag Archives: Social Media

Reflecting on what COVID-19 means for my research as a doctoral student

The global spread of COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdowns have resulted in schools being shut all around the world. It is estimated that 1.2 billion students have been affected due to the measures taken by affected countries to stem the outbreak (UNESCO 2020). From early years to doctoral candidates, learners have been forced to stay at home amid the pandemic;

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An International Context of Education Technology

Although it is widely accepted that those who set educational policy must understand the significance of the presence of technology in education, what happens when this relationship is undermined or even strengthened by the country that manages it? Dialectical discussions appear to vary from leaders within different educational systems. For example, in the U.K., conversations around new technology fires imagination and

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The role education technology has played during COVID-19 lockdown

The global spread of COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdowns have resulted in schools being shut all around the world. It is estimated that 1.2 billion students have been impacted due to the measures taken by affected countries to stem the outbreak. From reception years to doctoral candidates, learners are now forced to stay at home amid the pandemic; consequently, changing

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Technophobes vs Technophiles: understanding the enemy’s position through reflection

It may only take one conversation in academia to discover that there are alternative views and beliefs to those that are your own. For me, it has always been apparent that not every scholar or academic shares the same confidence that technology harnesses the power to change the world for the better, and subsequently improve lives. For instance, Ormerod (2018)

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Examples of Twitter in the classroom

Follow the 2019 CAC model for using Twitter in the classroom Communicating Teacher posting course materialsStudents using a hashtag to communicate Students tweeting in a foreign language to practice in MFL Assessing Students creating tweets using specific contents learnt during class time Teacher posting surprise questions in class on Twitter Students debate and discuss on Twitter Students answer questions via direct message after

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