In schools throughout the country, typing classes replaced cursive writing.
Education has come a long way since the little red schoolhouse. Shortly after the inception of the Internet, educators looked for ways to incorporate new technology into course curriculums. For more than 15 years, digital technology has played an ever-increasing role in education.
In schools throughout the country, typing classes replaced cursive writing. This is an effort to make today’s youth develop relevant skills for the advancing technological world.
Transcending national barriers
Thanks to the Internet, like-minded individuals can find each other, even when separated by thousands of miles. As a society, we’re no longer limited to national barriers for identity. Online communities are built and strengthened by members throughout the world. The same mentality can be applied toward learning.
In previous generations, conformity was one of the hallmarks of education. There was a “one size fits all” mentality as far as curriculum was concerned. In those days, students were punished for attempting to write left handed.
The future of education
Thanks to the digital revolution in education, students with unique learning styles can connect in an environment tailored to specific needs. Educators are embracing individualistic approaches to education, which is made possible via the use of digital learning services.
In celebration of the technological advancements we enjoy today, the Alliance for Excellent Education and its partners are calling on educators and students to participate in the first-ever national Digital Learning Day, Feb. 1, 2012. Digital Learning Day will celebrate innovative teaching practices that make learning more personalized and encourage exploration of how digital learning can assist students in completing college.