More Technology Is What Learning Needs

According to a report by IMS Global, learning initiatives must be “distinctive by design,” and the design must permeate “all aspects of the experience.”

The report “Achieving Learning Impact,” also notes that “whiz-bang products and technologies that don’t fit what educators want to do are not embraced.”

IMS says that the education/learning market needs access to greater affordability and greater quality educational experiences. That access, it says, depends on several other key trends:

>> a better design for access to integrated learning resources;

>> access to content collections that are significantly more usable than those of today; and

>> more integrated access to one of the greatest sources of learning resources: libraries.

The road ahead will continue to be dominated by return on investment, which will be strongly connected to distinctiveness, the report says. It cites the need for technological support to become largely transparent to the users, reducing the need for costly training and development. A second need is greater use of innovative products that enable self-directed learning with an instructor in the loop.

To access the complete Achieving Learning Impact 2007 report, visit:

http://www.imsglobal.org/learningimpact2007/li2007report.cfm

According to a report by IMS Global, learning initiatives must be “distinctive by design,” and the design must permeate “all aspects of the experience.”

The report “Achieving Learning Impact,” also notes that “whiz-bang products and technologies that don’t fit what educators want to do are not embraced.”

IMS says that the education/learning market needs access to greater affordability and greater quality educational experiences. That access, it says, depends on several other key trends:

>> a better design for access to integrated learning resources;

>> access to content collections that are significantly more usable than those of today; and

>> more integrated access to one of the greatest sources of learning resources: libraries.

The road ahead will continue to be dominated by return on investment, which will be strongly connected to distinctiveness, the report says. It cites the need for technological support to become largely transparent to the users, reducing the need for costly training and development. A second need is greater use of innovative products that enable self-directed learning with an instructor in the loop.

To access the complete Achieving Learning Impact 2007 report, visit:

http://www.imsglobal.org/learningimpact2007/li2007report.cfm

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