Using the power of research to inform ICT integration in education

Jose Antonio Bowen (2011 ) Rethinking Technology outside the Classroom, Journal of Music History Pedagogy, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 43–59

Knowledge is a lot cheaper than it used to be. It used to be that you went to university because books were expensive and you probably didn’t have any, so you went to hear lectures because that was the way you could get information. Then later there were libraries, and you still needed faculty to help you and guide you, and they knew things that books hadn’t yet published, so that’s why you went to a university. Now, almost everything is online. New teaching technologies will increasingly allow students to access the basic course information before they come to class. As teachers using these new technologies, our mission is to create homework and assignments that inspire them to interrogate the course content outside of class time. We can then rethink the type of work students do in class to develop more sophisticated intellectual engagement than taking notes from a lecture.

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