Blog: 10 Thoughts on Designing Technology for Learning

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Download: 10 Thoughts – Learning Spaces – Agile Technology Enabled by Hannah Jones

Hannah Jones, the-learning-crowd, will be talking with colleagues at the Education Scotland Buildings Conference in Edinburgh on the 21st November 2017. 

In her session, Learning Spaces – Agile, Technology Enabled, Hannah will look at examples of best practice where both the curriculum, the environment and the technology work together to allow students to truly develop 21st Century learning and life skills.

Before the event we asked Hannah for her collection of 10 thoughts on how to plan for technology design to maximise the benefits for learners.

Technology to enhance learning

When technology is successfully adopted by schools, staff, students and the wider community many interrelated aspects need to be considered.  These include the technology infrastructure, hardware and software, the physical environment and the staff and learners that occupy it.

This short piece aims to support this presentation and is a collection of thoughts on how schools can go some way to ensure that technology enhances teaching and learning whilst achieving value for money.

It aims to provide illustrations of what schools have found works well as well as points for consideration and links to further examples or resources.

10 Thoughts on Designing Technology for Learning:

  1. Understand the Vision
  2. Involve Stakeholders
  3. Plan for Behind the Scenes
  4. Create More Space
  5. Think Special
  6. Encourage Movement
  7. Go Large
  8. Be Research Led
  9. Show it Off
  10. An Eye on Innovation

The 10 thoughts are available to download on this page.

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