It’s no secret that Generation Z is more plugged in than any generation before it, but that doesn’t have to be a detriment to education. In fact, digital classrooms offer more personalized learning and a broader range of learning opportunities than traditional classrooms, resulting in increased engagement.
“My new course will prepare individuals to work with learners in a range of settings to help them become powerful digital-age thinkers, makers and problem solvers,” Mika explains. “This course showcases how technology brings people together in learning and in life.”
Participants will walk away with competency in a broad range of skills and technologies that are crucial to navigating the digital media landscape. These include accessibility and differentiation tools (ways to empower students of different abilities), as well as coding and design, communication, research and curation, and video-conferencing and chat tools, among others.
In addition to increasing access to and engagement with their subject matter, educators who integrate this kind of technology into their classrooms are arming students with crucial, agile and marketable skills.
“The world is changing, yet many educators continue to teach for jobs that no longer exist,” Mika explains. “Guilford is fortunate to have faculty who are willing to reach students where they are. Oftentimes, that is with the integration of technological tools that are intimidating but vital for Guilfordians to remain competitive in the workforce.”