Blogpost 4 : Learning Experiences Transformation with a Digital Environment

Remember the days of using a thick dictionary to search for the meaning of the books and figuring out the phonetic symbols for the pronunciation of the word? That is the ancient times.

Technology has been evolving rapidly and replacing the old ones. This brings to the introduction of Smart City, Online Shopping Platform and many different new technologies that changes our lives and the ways of living under the digital environment.

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Living in Hong Kong, this affluent society, where providing children with great education environment and they can learn efficiently through the aid of different technologies under the digital environment. This helps to transfer the teaching mode into e-classroom and students having a new learning experience.

In this fast growing digital environment, we are having applying different technologies for learning, such as cloud services (Students and teachers able to share lecture notes and videos), internet (Students able to search for information that they would like to acquire), Online ChatBox  (Instant conversation for question answering) etc. So, everyone can easily stay connect with different informations that make them have an unique learning experience.

Having such great learning experiences can encourage students to be more proactive in learning and updating their knowledge and competencies, at the same time get them well-prepare before entering the society to work. With the introduction of more and more new technologies (Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality), we are surely that a new digital learning environment will be well-equipped for the future learners and everyone will be improving greatly for a better environment in the society.

References: (1) Transforming Learning Experiences with a Digital Environment (http://sites.tcs.com/blogs/digital-reimagination/transforming-learning-experiences-digital-environment/)

(2) Students’ experiences and expectations of the digital environment (https://www.jisc.ac.uk/blog/students-experiences-and-expectations-of-the-digital-environment-23-jun-2014)

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13 thoughts on “Blogpost 4 : Learning Experiences Transformation with a Digital Environment

  1. cheunglokin says:

    Thank you for your sharing. I agreed that technology has made learning become more convenient. We don’t have to go to the library to borrow the reference book, we can just search for it on the internet. It seems that the chances that we can learn new knowledge become more and more. However, the information on the internet may not be always true. Therefore, we have to distinguish which pieces of information are useful. If we have a wise use of the technology, they can definitely help us to learn faster and more.

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  2. evilghostbb says:

    Thank you for your sharing. I agree you that the Internet is really a good platform for people to learn new knowledge. However, there are many traps when we trying to learn from the Internet.
    For example, there may be fake information and we need to figure out whether it is real. Also, for children, there may be something more attractive than books, such as games so that they can’t concentrate at learning

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  3. tommyierg3320 says:

    Thanks for sharing. I agree with you that technology help a lot in learning nowadays. There are many online learning forums that allow people to ask questions and find resources. People can also study some University courses on the Internet such as Coursera. Just as you have said, we may be able to simulate the lecture room and ask questions to the lecturer by virtual face to face through the AR/VR technologies in the future. Therefore, technology can definitely convenience us to learn and improve our learning experience.

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  4. lhy113 says:

    Thanks for your sharing. I agree that digital technologies improve the education environment. Online chatting platform allows the interaction between teachers and students. Besides the technologies mentioned above, machine learning can also help on education. Machine learning can help student to get different information for the topic that they look for without any searching. This kind of technology can implement with the help of IoT to maximize the effect of it. This seems the trend of the market.

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  5. Felix says:

    It is a trend to apply technologies to the education. There is no doubt that the technology can enhance the learning experience of the students in the school. Moreover, you have mentioned that we can use cloud service to get the knowledge, in my opinion, I think the cloud will go a long way to be the most important tools in education. Teachers can use the cloud to set, collect and grade work online. Students will have instant access to grades, comments and work via a computer, smartphone or tablet.

    With the cloud, the world will be our classroom. E-learning will change teaching and learning. Students can learn from anywhere and teachers can teach from anywhere. It will be a chance for Hong Kong to build up an educational cloud at the beginning of the trend.

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  6. terryhungierg3320 says:

    Thank you for your sharing. I do agree that digital technology can help learning in this century. There are three advantages that digital technology brings us. They are convenience, interactive and interesting.
    First of all, as what you have said, teachers can share their lecture notes to students through cloud service. Students can get the notes regardless of time and place. It is very convenient to learn.
    Secondly, it brings us interactivity. Nowadays, there are a lot of online platforms. In there, there are many of experts to answer questions. We can also interact with teachers outside the classroom.
    Finally, learning is very interesting through VR. The following video shows how VR can apply in education: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXYzj6qwCCk
    We can observe that students are very excited and easy to abstract concept such as 3D coordinates.

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  7. tangwingyee says:

    Thank you for sharing. We share similar views and I do agree that the digital world has helped improve our learning experience in many ways.
    For example, we can learn freely in the Internet such as YouTube and Wikipedia. This has greatly encouraged self-learning. However, we have to be careful since publishing is as easy as assessing. The information we obtained from the Internet may not be all reliable. Therefore, we should do more research on the topic to learn thoroughly.
    Besides, while some say that the Internet poses risk to distract children’s learning, I think it also provides a more interesting way of learning. For example, there are games developed to help children learn mathematics in a more vivid and fun way.
    Finally, the digital world helped to share information within a group, so that we can discuss and respond more freely, which gives a deeper understanding in the learning process.
    I have also posted a blog about education in digital world. You may have a look if you are interested☺
    https://wordpress.com/post/ierg3320788.wordpress.com/55

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  8. anthonywongkc says:

    It is obvious that technologies benefit a lot on education such as interaction between students and teachers, and online resources. People keep using different new technologies on education to provide better learning experience to students. For example, people are trying to use VR technique to simulate the situation of a surgery to let medical students learn how to become a doctor. This sounds really fantastic as there is limited chance for medical students to have first-hand experience. I believe that such application on learning will be more and more common in the future and the learning way of students will definitely change.

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  9. Ronald Wong says:

    Thank you for sharing. I agree that transform to digital learning environment is good for learning. The shift from print to digital is a profound transition in how human beings learn, it is more significant than the development of the printing press and its benefits are spreading much more quickly. Like the printing press six centuries ago, this transition is transforming formal education and spreading informal learning opportunities.

    Digital learning is providing benefits in these seven aspects that are changing the opportunity set for teachers.
    1. Personalized learning
    2. Expanded learning opportunities
    3. High engagement learning
    4. Competency-based learning
    5. Assessment for learning
    6. Collaborative learning
    7. Quality learning products

    Under this situation, both teachers and students can teach and learn in a more effective way, this is a win-win situation for a learning environment.

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  10. Sally Shum says:

    Your post reminds me about the memories about the dictionary, nowadays, technology and science are changing our life fast, but new problems appeared–this age are less human kindness. As you mentioned, teachers can be replaced by computers, but taught by computers only can help us get the information or knowledge but not the pleasure of taught by human teachers. We just struggle for a high efficiency age but not the kindness, human will lose the unique of a person or human. If all the persons are only struggling for money or more knowledge, why we just own a computer but not give birth for a kid? Human is unique not only our ability of thinking but also kindness. As you mentioned, now smart city or smart products are promoted and improved everyday, but we can see that more and more persons lose the meaning of his or herself. I think all the persons especially the software engineers should consider the kindness when we develop our smart future.

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  11. ierg3320cws says:

    Thank you for sharing. I agree that the digital environment are favouring learning and it is providing a really good social platform. However, I think the usage of internet and digital information are somehow being abused. Although it is difficult to regulate how people use the internet and what they do/say online, I think educating the teens/new generation how to make use of the advantages of the digital environment is an essential part.

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  12. meinym says:

    I think that today’s social, demographic and technology changes mirror the expectations of the next generation learner. The next generation learner is always connected, pressed for time, and constantly balancing professional and personal priorities. These learners like to explore learning opportunities at their own pace. They believe in collaborating and learning with peers rather than being told what to do, when.

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  13. lyc3320 says:

    Thank you for your sharing. I do agree that technology has changed the way we learn. In the past, most people went to libraries to do research. Nowadays, most people do their research through the internet. Even if they need to look for a book, they may try to look for an e-version of it first.
    I think many of us have the experience of learning through the internet, asking questions on forums, watching YouTube video or Khan Academics, etc. Lecture notes and related materials are uploaded to eLearning and that many of us no longer print notes and write on it. We make notes on iPads, smartphones or notebooks.
    To me, all of these are just tools to make learning more productive and efficient. Digital learning cannot replace traditional learning. It only acts as an assistance that helps students to learn.
    But for learner that are not students anymore, I think digital learning serves as a new way for them to upgrade oneself.

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