With all the hype over dowe or do we not need a tablet computer, I keep on thinking of my students and where I want to take educational technology in the next 10 years. While I am in a fortunate position to “change the world” when it comes toeducation, I am also in the extraordinary position to influence educational technology by adoption, adaptation, and forging ahead with what can be the best way to deliver education to students.
We all know we learn differently, some through reading, some through voice, and some through video as well as hands on. We cater to all those if the college or the training is doing it right. Many of the MCSE and Linux training offers an environment of three or more (hands on, lecture, and reading generally, some also include video/podcast) as part of the package. This is successful in helping students learn. We have been runningpodcasts for the last year now and have seen a demonstrable increase in learning as well as retention. As we add video we are also seeing an increase in learning and retention.