Grainne Conole was talking at the conference in L.I.T Thurles about ”learning journeys and learner voices through new technologies.” She spoke about the nature of learning and how it is changing rapidly into technology. She was saying that ”Complexity is the new reality and we are taking small steps to understand it all”. She pointed out that the Internet emerged in 1993 and how it has developed immensely over 20 years. So she questioned what it will be like in 10 years time. Results from a survey showed that children cannot live without technology and that we feel below par if we do not have technology. She said that ”Our teachers don’t necessarily have the computer literacy to teach it” so we need to teach the teachers about technology as this generation of children have grown up in technology. To help this process ‘Metis’ is a learning design for teachers.
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Kate and Sinéad