We have the technology. We have the capability… all we need is love is the title of the talk I gave at the Future of Technology in Education 2010 on Friday.
FOTE10 is more technology focussed then many of the events I attend but my talk concentrated on teachers/lecturers and their importance in the successful implementation of educational technologies. My talk in brief:
We have the technology
The technology is here and continues to arrive and has great potential uses in education. But teachers don’t fully utilise what we already have and understanding why is necessary to ensure we realise the full benefits of future technologies for education.
In October I’ll be speaking at the Future Of Education in Technology conference (FOTE10). I’m chuffed to have been asked but also slightly nervous (Talking to 300 peers, with no software demonstration to hide behind)!
FOTE is a bit more techie than most educational technology events, appealing to IT staff as well as learning technology folk. The conference ‘themes’ are Mobile Applications, Augmented Reality, Geolocation, iTunes U/Podcasting, & iPad/e-Book Readers. My talk, ‘We have the technology, we have the capability… all we need is love’ won’t be however! I’ve just blogged Beyond Technology on the official FOTE10 blog as an initial introduction to my talk. Comments welcomed!