It is not that long ago when ‘technology-enabled education’ meant a weekly class trip to the computer lab.
Today, students and teachers enjoy a wealth of technology-driven educational resources – from MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), YouTube videos on any subject and Google Hangouts, to collaborative study tools, mobile leaning and cloud-based homework applications. School hallways are filled with tablet and laptop carts, while college and university lecture halls are teeming with screens of every type.
This new era is called Education 3.0, an all-encompassing term for how new technologies are changing the way we teach and learn. It is a dynamic time when teachers have access to the best educational content and resources at their fingertips and when students can immerse themselves in customized learning, inside and outside the classroom.