Concordia study warns against jumping into new teaching technology

March 28, 2014

A new study out of Concordia University reviews several studies on the use of new technology in PSE classrooms, and concludes that educators should not adopt these new technologies (such as wikis, podcasts, and online content management systems) without first examining how they will benefit students. The authors also say that pedagogy should “attempt to develop integrated pedagogical strategies that bridge the old-school instructivist lecturing and relatively newer constructivist styles.” To do so, the Concordia researchers recommend more workshops on integrating new technology into traditional pedagogy, and more studies into how various teaching techniques benefit students. Concordia News Release | Full Study