Digital Technology Reflection 9.1.18

Commencing into the chosen module of ‘Digital Technologies’ has portrayed many things including the key question of ‘What is Digital Technology?’. Making a statement of what I thought was digital technology, prior to beginning the module, I believed that digital technology was a way to include technology into education and a way to make the children’s learning more enjoyable for them. Talking with my peers and completing my first introductory session in this module it is now confirmed that digital technology is a way to enrich the children’s learning and aiding them through different ways and resources to help build skills and confidence for them proceeding to workforce.

Being able to come to this conclusion, we were given a reading from the Scottish Government who defined what digital technology was and their description of the following matter which was presented under the title of ‘A Digital Learning andTeaching Strategy for Scotland’. In this document it was shown to me, that there are four key objectives that need to be met to enhance the learning and teaching of our pupils. These areas are; developing skills and confidence of educators in the appropriate and effective use of digital technology to support learning and teaching, improving access to digital technology for all learners, ensuring that digital technology is a central consideration in all areas of curriculum and assessment delivery and empowering leaders of change to drive innovation and investment in digital technology for learning and teaching. These four objectives will enhance the strategy development by the Scottish Government who will then lead this onto other companies, then given the opportunity to train teachers and other professionals who provide to the age range of three to eighteen about this particular topic of digital technology as this is becoming a key consideration in planning due to society changing around us with technology being the centre of it.

 

References

Digital Technologies(2016) A Digital Learning and Teaching Strategy for Scotland [Module Resource] Available: http://www.moodle.uws.ac.uk Digital Technologies Module on Moodle [Accessed on 09/01/18]

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