This semester, I was asked to begin a blog as part of my coursework for the module “Digital Media Platforms and Practices”. The topic that I have chosen in particular is how digital media is shaping the techniques of how the next generation are educated.
Blackboards are being replaced by ‘smartboards’, essays are being typed rather than written and homework can be completed online. In today’s society there is also the assumption by schools that a majority of children have easy access to a computer, laptop or tablet. This has effectively changed the way students are educated.
The aim of the blog posts is to highlight the advantages and disadvantages of the effects of digital media on education in schools and to question whether they are any more effective than traditional teaching methods.