PSF1: Education Transformation: Content that Matters
Wednesday, 20 November 2013, 16:15 - 17:45, Jupiter 8
Studies report that broadband-enabled technologies can improve the effectiveness of instruction and enhance learning outcomes. That requires 21st century students to be sophisticated consumers, interpreters and users of content. Schools need to equip students with a new skill set that enables them to better compete in the digital era. Content plays a key role in the new teaching and learning environment. According to the studies, broadband is not a panacea for education reform but is an essential vehicle for delivering content and tools that can be used to spur student engagement, enhance learning outcomes, facilitate collaboration and innovation among educators, and enable cost savings in the administration of education. How must the traditional educational content evolve to meet the new requirements of the digital era and help students acquire 21st century skills?