"With the proliferation of information and the convenience of access to this vast ocean of information, it is the primary responsibility of the teacher to chart a way through this chaos, to provide order and create the conditions to encourage a deep approach to learning." (Garrison & Anderson, 2005, p. 17)
Consider the above statement in terms of your own experiences as a learner. Then, reflect on the following questions: Have you felt overwhelmed by the 21st century information environment? Has it impacted your learning experiences? What role do you envision for technology in helping the teacher "chart a way"?
Write a response supporting your position on how technology should be used to enhance instruction and learning.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 6:53 am ad1c9bdddf
It is up to you if you have felt overwhelmed by the 21st century environment. If you grew up with all or most of the current technology, you may not feel overwhelmed by it, as you do not know any other way. If, however, you grew up writing assignments with paper and pencil and using the encyclopedias to look up information, then trying to wade through all of the information on the internet to find reliable sources of information, and trying to keep up with all of the technology may be completely overwhelming, especially if you learned computer skills just for school.
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How new technology has impacted people's learning experience is explored, according to personal experience.
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