Technology can be used to assist teaching and learning in many ways. Below is a list of useful strategies together with the learning outcomes they are likely to lead to.
1. Consolidating viewpoints through debating
Debate enables students to learn actively as they are required to develop, argue and reinforce their own opinions on a particular topic. Students have to accurately define the problems at hand, evaluate the credibility of information sources, and identify or challenge assumptions. Through the tasks, students will be able to fully understand the issues and to think critically.
Running debates in the class time can be very time-consuming. We suggest that technology can be used in various ways to make better use of time.
2. Application of knowledge by going through real cases
A case study is the study of a complex past event, which aims to provide students with an understanding of important concepts through the use of real-life examples. For instance, story of a particular company or product can be employed as a case study to examine any marketing issues and dilemmas in an authentic situation. Technology can enhance case-based activities in many ways.