How can Educators use Technology to Improve Learning Outcomes?
Hi! My name is Kelly Walsh, and EmergingEdTech is my passion. Welcome!
I am the CIO at The College of Westchester in White Plains, NY, where I also teach as a member of the Faculty of Administration. EmergingEdTech is a personal weblog I run where I interact with a worldwide community of other educators and technologists, exploring the use of technology as an instructional tool and enabler and sharing the learning journey.
I strive to be a motivating manager and leader, to be the best teacher I can be, and to help others along the road on their living and learning journey. I consider it a total privilege to be able to help others learn, to learn from them, and to encourage students and teachers everywhere to be their best.
I am intrigued by the ways that learning is changing in an era in which technology is touching just about everything. The more I study it, the more I see that properly implemented and supported instructional technologies and tools can absolutely help to make learning more engaging and more productive for students and teachers alike. Of course, it's never about the technology alone – tech is just a tool that should never substitute for good teaching, but the more we learn about how the tool can be used, the more productively we can use it.
Not only can the marriage of technology and education improve learning outcomes, it is radically advancing availability (delivery and consumption). It's lowering costs. It is bringing remote learners, teachers, and experts together to teach and learn from each other. It is creating so many possibilities for active, engaged learning. It is changing the world (a little bit at a time).
The nature of these technologies and tools and how they are being incorporated and embraced in teaching is constantly evolving, with new ideas and applications for them emerging every day. I devote many hours to learning about the myriad ways in which technology is enabling and advancing teaching and learning. My learning process comes full cycle when I apply and construct my own knowledge by writing about it. And it's never better than when I succeed at engaging and having a dialogue with readers like you!
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Chief Information Officer at The College of Westchester in White Plains, NY.
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