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ERIC Number: EJ1155093
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1947-8607
Leading Pedagogical Change with Innovative Web Tools and Social Media
McLoughlin, Catherine
International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, v2 n1 Article 2 p13-22 2011
Today, in a globalised, digital world, leadership challenges in the adoption and integration of emerging social software tools to support learning abound. Today's students, who have grown up in technology saturated environments, have never known a world without the internet, mobile phones, video on demand and personal computers. Leaders and educators must know their students, and cater for their diverse needs. Educational institutions in the 21st century must learn how to adopt social software tools and apply sound pedagogical strategies to add value to existing practices and enhance the learning process. ICT supplements and enhances learning and student engagement through access to global learning communities and rich resources, requiring educators to be conversant with the technology, able to lead by example and capable of creating authentic contexts and environments for learning. Educators in today's media rich society must be ready to grapple with the significant pedagogic, cultural and social changes associated with technological innovation.
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