What are the show-stoppers of technology in schools?

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 | e-Learning pioneers, technology

A show-stopper in a theatre is an act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down.  It is something positive, a WOW moment.  But some shows are also stopped by BOO moments, when something so terrible happens that the show simply can’t go on.

What can stop teachers from using technology in the classroom?  What are the BOOs that can bring down the curtain on teaching and learning through technology?

Don't let the curtain come down on the bright light of technology

 

Here are three potential show stoppers:

The technology does not work and nobody is around to fix it.

The teacher does not know how to use the technology.

Appropriate material for use in the classroom is not available.

What can YOU do to make sure that the e-learning show goes on?

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4 Comments to What are the show-stoppers of technology in schools?

Mark C
Tuesday, 7 June, 2011

…No matter what you do, explain, show or how you help…they still don’t budge.

Albie
Wednesday, 8 June, 2011

The show must go on !! So while we as facilitators are “still alive” in the present Project, assistance re technology to “fix” what you can fix,

Albie
Wednesday, 8 June, 2011

navigate, show and guide the software in classwhile you can and lastly, get the second best software (free or shareware) and load it onto ws in classroom.

Fact is – the IT show must go on otherwise we can “close” the Khanya Baxter Theatre.

Albie the conductor

bonny
Wednesday, 8 June, 2011

The sign “UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT” might freeze e-learning permanently. CHANGE is frightening to most educators. It took Khanya ten years to get rid of ICT stage fright. Who knows what will happen with no expertise to guide the next level ……… that will be the BOOs

Create a Khanya e4Africa outsource Company to keep the e-learning show alive and sell services to the WCED and maintain Khanya life-long sponsors. Keep politics at bay. That will be the WOW.

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