Technology Extending the Classroom

Google recently announced ‘Google Classroom’ that comes in to compete in the same area as programmes like Blackboard and Moodle.

Fast Company Video and Article

I see these as exciting developments as the competition will spur greater innovation and creativity. Also, I hope that the net effect will be to encourage far more teachers to be prepared to put their toes in the water. Having been involved with projects based on use of Moodle in the past, I’m convinced that such virtual learning environments offer considerable opportunities for empowering learners, freeing up teacher time for personalised facilitation and generally making more effective use of time in school.

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