A very interesting debate took place over the weekend on the Twitter account of a popular edtech ambassador based in the United States named Alice Keeler (@alicekeeler). The tweet addressed to Alice which kicked off the debate was an innocent enough question on the surface, asking Alice for her recommendations for a PDF annotation tool which they could use in class with students. To which Alice responded:
School is often based not on problem solving, which perforce involves actions and goals, but on learning information, facts, and formulas that one has read about in texts or heard about in lectures. It is not surprising, then, that research has long shown that a student’s doing well in school, in terms of grades and tests, does not correlate with being able to solve problems in the areas in which the student has been taught (e.g., math, civics, physics).
I have recently been very impressed by the quality of the Reflector 2 app made by Squirrels LLC to mirror mobile and tablet devices to a computer device. It was this very application, at the very reasonable price point of $14.99 (~£9.50) , which we ended up using to make the promotional videos on our website at Discover eLearning.
And on Sunday the high quality apps continue to come from this developer with the announcement of Reflector Student.
The biggest E-Learning news of last week came from Adobe who announced a brand new LMS arriving later this year, which they are calling Adobe Captivate Prime, but will this new offering break new ground in the education and training sector?
Today we are sharing an infographic on Twitter which we have produced to highlight just a few things that make the social media platform a powerful tool for education. Please feel free to share it!