By Aaron Dewald
I posted part 2 of my blog today at the Law School Ed Tech Blog. Here's an excerpt:
We needed to change the model. We equated high technology usage and realism with good learning outcomes. We never stopped to ask ourselves and assess ourselves if the technology facilitated a good learning environment to the students, or was just something extra to add to the pomp. What learning purpose does all this technology have? We had the right idea on some things... the reporters were a good mechanism for feedback to the students as they “learn” in the simulation, but good learning environments don't happen by chance. They happen through good planning. By setting our your learning objectives in advance, you can be assured that the technology you implement has a direct effect.