Technology in education is a hotly debated issue, with experts, parents, teachers, and students weighing in every day. But less frequently discussed is how technology’s design can impact students and influence their behavior.
Technology is changing the world of education, but could it be doing a better job? Pamela Pavliscak, a sought-after expert and advisor on emotion and technology, shares her thoughts on our relationship with technology, where technology needs to be to enhance education, and how we can use technology more positively.
As a former college student, I remember one morning arriving to class a few minutes before it began. Taking a seat with a coffee in hand, I unfolded the newspaper I'd picked up on the subway ride over and began reading (it was 2010 and I didn't consume news on my phone yet). Once class started, I didn't look up from the paper until my teacher loudly repeated, for a second time, that I put it away.
It’s that time of year again – students around the world are stressed out about final projects and fast approaching exams. As a student, I can relate to the struggle. When it comes to studying I’ve tried many tactics including procrastination, avoidance, and crying out of absolute despair, but I’ve found that approaching any situation head on with a plan works much better.
Investing in yourself is so important, and there’s no better time to do it than right now. Any time is a good time to start believing that you’re a capable person with a lot to offer, but since it’s the beginning of a new year — and the beginning of a new school semester for many members of our Flipd community — we wanted to impart a little bit of wisdom to set you up for a great year.
Last week I had a craving for a burger. I’m not talking about a wimpy fast-food cheeseburger — I was looking for a fresh beef patty cooked medium, topped with an over-easy egg, Gouda, avocado, bacon, and spinach. What can I say; I’m a woman who knows what she wants and I don’t mess around when it comes to burgers.
We live in a fast paced world where a constant stream of information is only a click away. As soon as the alarm clock rings we're trying to catch up on news we missed out on while we were sleeping. We're reading the stories on our commute to work, checking for updates
There is no news like bad news. Turn on the TV, the Internet, or the radio and what comes out is how bad everything is at the moment. The main concern many people have is their future. If we pay too much attention to this and not enough to our own personal growth then you can very quickly find yourself in despair and not living life to your full potential.
“Our problem isn’t information overload, it’s filter failure.” – Professor Clay Shirky This week I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Lawrence Ampofo, founder of the Digital Mindfulness firm, and a recognised thought leader in this space. In this episode, I take listeners through our team's story