Teachers are Finding New ways to Connect with Pupils
OSLO, Norway, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
Virtual learning and teaching technologies are being deployed in more and more
schools,but where sceptics fear it might be used to mass-produce education,teachers are
actually using it to tailor education to pupils’ individual needs.
The Fronter Learning Platform is a popular virtual learning environment
[http://com.fronter.info/virtual-learning-environment-lms ] deployed at schools all around
the world. They are very happy to see how even senior non web-savvy teachers are using
technology to give pupils a better, more individual learning experience.
– Real education is about connecting teachers and students, allowing them to find the
best possible way to convey knowledge and experience. We all learn in different ways, and
technology is an enabler to teach and learn individually, says Nils Olav Sundsteigen of
Web technology is not something you would expect older teachers, who have spent most
of their careers using pens and paper would take to, but according to Fronter, these more
senior teachers are often the ones that have the teaching experience and confidence to
take advantage of the learning management system (LMS)
[http://com.fronter.info/lms-services-hosted ], and are using it to full effect. Because
this is not really about technology.
– Teachers are not in love with administration. They love engaging with pupils and
igniting that spark that drives our young ones to learn. And instead of spending time
photocopying, printing, handing out and collecting paper, a good LMS allows for far more
contact between teacher and student, says Sundsteigen.
Teachers love interaction
Some teachers also post their classes online and spend the classroom time on assisting
pupils doing assignments. This concept is called “flipping the classroom
[http://com.fronter.info/case-studies-and-stories/sao-paulo ]” and allows far more time to
guide pupils one on one, and for adapting teaching methods to individual needs.
– What we find when working with educators is that the part of their job they really
love is the interaction with the children. Helping kids find their own way of acquiring
knowledge. They want teaching technology to be about connecting with pupils and following
them up on their individual learning plans, says Sundsteigen: – In short: Teachers want to
teach, not lecture.
Notes for editors:
Fronter is the leading learning platform [http://com.fronter.info ] for schools,
delivered as a service – a learning management system – over the Internet. With about 160
million log ins per year, Fronter is transforming schools – the way technology has
transformed the society our children are growing up in. Fronter is owned by Pearson, the
world’s leading learning company. Our education business combines 150 years of experience
in publishing with the latest learning technology and online support.
For more information, please contact: Kirsti Rogne Fronter Communications Director:+47-90147076 email@example.com