Educational technology needs careful implementation to be effective

Description

In this article by Sitti Maesuri Patahuddin, Matt Bacon, and Ross Hope, the authors discuss the careful implementation of educational technology in Indonesia, particularly in light of Nadiem Makarim's appointment as the new education and culture minister. They argue that while technology offers vast opportunities for enhancing learning, its effectiveness hinges on balanced investment in research, data-led programs, and teacher upskilling, not just in the technology itself. The article underscores the importance of integrating technology with appropriate pedagogical methods and non-digital activities to reinforce learning. The authors highlight the necessity of aligning education with real-world applications and future job market requirements. They suggest that Indonesia can leapfrog to improved educational outcomes by learning from global best practices and research, particularly by utilizing technology in conjunction with comprehensive teacher training and digital literacy programs. The article emphasizes an “OFF – ON – OFF” framework for technology integration in classrooms, combining digital learning with real-world activities to foster meaningful, active learning experiences.

Subject

The use of technology in education

Period5 Nov 2019

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  • TitleEducational technology needs careful implementation to be effective
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletTheJakartaPost
    Media typePrint
    Duration/Length/Size823 words
    Country/TerritoryIndonesia
    Date5/11/19
    DescriptionIn the article by Sitti Maesuri Patahuddin, Matt Bacon, and Ross Hope, the authors discuss the careful implementation of educational technology in Indonesia, particularly in light of Nadiem Makarim's appointment as the new education and culture minister. They argue that while technology offers vast opportunities for enhancing learning, its effectiveness hinges on balanced investment in research, data-led programs, and teacher upskilling, not just in the technology itself. The article underscores the importance of integrating technology with appropriate pedagogical methods and non-digital activities to reinforce learning. The authors highlight the necessity of aligning education with real-world applications and future job market requirements. They suggest that Indonesia can leapfrog to improved educational outcomes by learning from global best practices and research, particularly by utilizing technology in conjunction with comprehensive teacher training and digital literacy programs. The article emphasizes an “OFF – ON – OFF” framework for technology integration in classrooms, combining digital learning with real-world activities to foster meaningful, active learning experiences.
    Producer/AuthorSitti Maesuri Patahuddin, Matt Bacon, and Ross Hope
    PersonsSitti Patahuddin