Sheninger indicates that school leaders need to acknowledge that modern learners are ‘wired’ differently, and that their learning styles conflict with traditional teaching methods (2014, p.15). He claims that there has been a societal shift in the use of technology, with social media, mobile devices, and online communication driving a new knowledge ecosystem (O’Connell, 2015).
Answer and discuss the following questions:
According to the author, what does research say about today’s learners’ use of technology?
Does this trend in learners’ use of technology compare with your observation of today’s learners?
How will this change in use of technology affect your oversight of this cohort in the future?
Your initial post should be at least 200 words, formatted and cited in current APA style with support from at least 2 academic sources. Your initial post is worth 8 points.
You should respond to at least two of your peers by extending, refuting/correcting, or adding additional nuance to their posts. Your reply posts are worth 2 points (1 point per response.)
All replies must be constructive and use literature where possible.
Please post your initial response by 23:59 Thursday, and comment on the posts of two classmates by 23:59 Sunday.
You can expect feedback from the instructor within 48 to 72 hours from the Sunday due date.