Effective Teaching and Learning Practices

Don Tapscott, the author of Growing Up Digital: the Rise of the Net Generation suggests that television viewing is declining among children in favor of technology because technology does not have to be passive. Students are drawn to engagement, and they come to expect it from their learning environments.

The North Central Regional Educational Laboratory defines effective teaching using technology as such: “Truly effective teachers are actively engaged in an ongoing process of inquiry into research and best practices surrounding both teaching and learning. The range of technology use is at the same time broad and selective, ensuring added value and alignment across curriculum, instruction, and assessment.”

Effective learning using technology is: “Learning is most effective when it is relevant in personal, professional or societal ways. In addition, learning environments must be supportive, technology-rich, and conductive to meaningful student engagement.”