The New Norm by Kat Rowlands


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My flip-book explores the changing face of education in the digital age. Technology is becoming more integrated into the classrooms of young children and university students.

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The New Norm by Kat Rowlands

  1. 1. The New Norm: A Digital EducationBy @katrowlands Image By: Max Wolfe
  2. 2. Over the last 15 years full time enrollment in CanadianUniversities has increased by 57% and continues to climb.Image by: Julep67
  3. 3. This is largely due to the increased amount of online materialand educational resources, which give larger groups of peopleaccess to educational materials.Image by Se- Ming Lee
  4. 4. Students can access their course information from virtuallyanywhere at any time.Image By Westpark
  5. 5. This creates continuous learning that can be accessedthrough tablets, smartphones, PCs etc.Image By Roberto Soares
  6. 6. The invention of online courses means that students neverhave to actually set foot on a campus to complete theirdegrees.Image By Donnaphoto
  7. 7. The introduction of programs such as iTunes U means thateven unenrolled students can listen to lectures from theworld’s top universities for free.Image By alykat
  8. 8. Libraries are becoming an increasingly less valuable researchresource for today’s students as they are not as fast anddiverse as a simple Google search.
  9. 9. Actually reading books and journals have become prehistoricways of conducting research.Image By Samuel_belknap
  10. 10. Each generation is integrating technology into the classroom ata younger age than the last, creating a generation of minicomputer-wizzes.Image By incurable_hippie
  11. 11. Technology has become a tool for the classroom like a virtualteacher’s assistant.Image By Renato Gonoza
  12. 12. Social media has become a way for teachers and students tointeract outside of the classroom.Image By SimonQ
  13. 13. Facebook is now being used in classrooms as young asfirst grade. This allows teachers to communicate withchildren on a more even playing field than the usual“student/ teacher” relationship.Image By Chesshirekat
  14. 14. Low priced computers and tablets gives educationalresources to a much broader range of young people andadults, allowing more people in the past access to highereducation and potential employment.Image By timparkinson
  15. 15. An increase in the amount of technologically educated peoplemeans and increase in the size of the country’s skilledworkforce.Image By Paul Bica
  16. 16. An increase in the size of a country’s skilled workforce meansmore people in high paying job positions. This was seen in2010 when the number of people living below the poverty linewas at an all time low. Imagine what could happen in thefuture when the “computer-wiz” generation is all grown up.Image By Luuk Nutgeren
  17. 17. An increase of technology in education allows students of anyage to pursue knowledge that is meaningful, relevant andrealistic to their own lives.Image By snorpey
  18. 18. The integration of technology into education at a young agemeans an even faster acceleration of technologicalexpansion in the future.Image By Philippe Put
  19. 19. Promoting the use of technology in the classroom fromkindergarten through to university is integral to the future ofour technological knowledge.Image By Sukanto Debnath
  20. 20. What will future generations be able to accomplish with theirdigital skill?Image By Xurble
  21. 21. CREDITSAll images are licensed under the creativecommons non-commercial share alike 3.0agreement.
  22. 22. SOURCESSlide 2: University enrolment continuesto climb in Canada by Leo CharbonneauSlide 7: Apple’s iTunes Udownloads top one billion by Appleinsider StaffSlide 13: 8 Real ways Facebook enriched Ms.Schoening’s first grade classSlide 16:“Poverty on the decline in Canada, but don’t thank thegovernment by Andy Radia