The Buzzwords of Ed-Tech

by | Posted December 28th, 2012


In this modern world, education and technology are combining in an innovative and wonderful way. Technology can help students learn, and help teachers teach. But what if you don’t know how to best use the technology at hand? What if you don’t know how to talk about what it is you’re trying to teach?

Whether you are a teacher or a student, this article from Ed Tech Magazine will help you identify and learn 24 “buzzwords” that deal with the combination of education and technology. This list has every term from adaptive learning (software that adapts its content and pacing to the current knowledge level of the user) to gamification (using game design and mechanics to drive motivation and increase engagement in learning) to virtual learning environment (an educational system online that mimics real world education).

Are you familiar with all the important buzzwords on this list? Test yourself, test your colleagues, test your students. Any way you can, use this list to teach, learn, and communicate to the best of your ability.