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NetworkED: Technology in Education

David White

David White

David White's work spans education, academia and technology. He co-manages Technology-Assisted Lifelong Learning (TALL), an award winning elearning research and development group in the University of Oxford.

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I knew that the internet wouldn't give me a wrong answer

Date: Wednesday 9 May 2012 3pm
Students are busy developing their own approaches to learning which take advantage of the abundance of information and new forms of collaboration online. Many of their ad hoc strategies are highly effective but are nevertheless frowned upon by an educational establishment which is struggling to adapt to the implications of the web. Drawing on findings from the Digital Visitors and Residents project, David White, from the University of Oxford, will discuss how the sheer convenience of the web is shifting what it means to learn (and to teach) back towards critical and creative thinking. You can find out more about the speaker from his blog: NetworkED: Technology in Education Logo
Funded by the LSE Annual Fund.

NetworkEd: Technology in Education is a seminar series organised by LSE's Learning Technology & Innovation team (LTI). The series invites speakers from education, computing and related fields to discuss how technology is shaping the world of education. Technological developments, particularly the internet, have led to changes in the way institutions can deliver teaching,but are also impacting on students' skills and and their expectations of higher education. The seminar series is open to all at LSE, but will also be live streamed to enable an audience from around the world to listen to the talk and to participate using a variety of technologies.

JISC Digital Visitors and Residents Project

Watch earlier seminars:

Seminar 1: Dr Jane Secker & Dr Emma Coonan

"Supporting undergraduate students of the future: developing a new curriculum for information literacy"

Seminar 2: Prof John Naughton

"What do people really need to know about the Internet."

Seminar 3: Prof Martin Weller

"10 Digital Scholarship lessons in 10 videos"