Technology and social media (LMS, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.) are constantly changing, and it can be difficult for organizations to keep up and effectively use technology as a training tool. Choose one new piece of technology (within the last five years), and discuss the pros and cons of this technology as a learning tool. Give a specific example of how this tool can be used effectively to enhance effective learning. 500words© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 17, 2018, 12:16 pm ad1c9bdddf
Suggested Technology: Cell Phones / Smartphones
Pros as a learning tool
Primarily cell phones/Smartphones can be used to access the Internet. Thus, it can be used by trainees and students for research and communication purposes.
Nagel (2013) noted that in a "study conducted by Harris Interactive for educational publisher Pearson, polled more than 2,300 American students in grades 4 through 12 (aged 8 to 18) about their use of digital technologies for educational purposes".
Ball State University (2013) revealed that "for many college students, their lives revolve around their smartphones. Not only is it a phone, but they use it to email, send text, download and listen to music and access social media sites".
Concordia University (2014) identifies these pros in using cell phones/smartphones as a learning tool:
• Students can get answers quickly. Smartphones provide the ability to get answers quickly. In some situations, a ...
Technology can be used as training tool. One example is the use of cell phone and Smartphone technology to enhance teaching and learning situation.
Instructional technology is evaluated.
Please help me develop an assessment plan that will evaluate the use of the instructional technologies you have chosen. I have included some of technology guidelines. Include in your narrative an explanation of what constitutes learning success, failure, and how you will know if your final project meets or exceeds your goals.View Full Posting Details