Shifting furniture designs, architectural layouts of classrooms and the emergence of BYOD programs all offer new and differing perspectives towards teaching students.
Classroom layouts and BYOD programs are comparatively new within the realm of teaching. Certainly teaching styles shouldn’t be immune to evolving either, and technology has played a pronounced role in facilitating a shift. From a student’s perspective, some could argue that since handheld devices are more natural to digital natives, there’d be an intrinsic willingness to hold one and participate in the lesson at hand. What are the implications for teaching and teachers themselves as more digital natives begin leading classes in addition to just sitting in them? So have these changes helped teaching or facilitated student learning? (more…)