Technopedagogy at the service of adults

The advantages of technopedagogy in education are indisputable. Whether it is to energize exercises, promote student creativity or facilitate collaboration during teamwork, the technological tools now available allow traditional teaching to explode.

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The advantages of technopedagogy in education are indisputable. Whether it is to energize exercises, promote student creativity or facilitate collaboration during teamwork, the technological tools now available allow traditional teaching to explode. Several applications have also been developed to meet the needs of elementary and secondary students. What about the adult clientele? Can it also benefit from the integration of technopedagogy?

By Jessica Lecours, teacher at Fierbourg, vocational training center

Without any hesitation, the answer is yes. Adults who attend schools are there for different reasons. Some will choose to complete their general training at their own pace through adult education and others will opt for concrete training related to a trade by registering for vocational training. In both cases, the use of technological tools will be beneficial.

Energize and diversify

For students in general education who continue their training individually, the arrival of platforms, videos and applications is a real revolution. No more learning only through reading. The content is now dynamic and the diversification of teaching methods makes it possible to better meet the needs of different types of learners. A presentation tool like Genially allows teachers to embed images, documents and videos directly into course content. This tool also allows you to create interactive activities that can also be integrated into the presentation. Goodbye monotony!

Motivate, question and concretize

As for students in vocational training, for many it is a return to school. In addition, the students who choose this type of training are generally people in the field who like to be in the action. Being able to create stimulating digital activities, especially in more theoretical lessons, promotes student participation and motivation. They can use their smartphone as a game controller to answer quizzes created with Kahoot or Quizizz, two easy-to-use and fun questioning tools. It is also possible, for example, to offer arboriculture students to go for a walk in nature to discover the different varieties of trees by using QR codes stuck on the trees or to allow healthy students to learn about the trees. organs of the human body by listening to audio capsules embedded in an image on their iPad. Some vocational training centers are even at the stage of integrating virtual reality into their teaching.

We must therefore not put aside all the possibilities offered by technopedagogy with adult clienteles. It's up to us to be creative by adapting the tools designed for children to the needs of adults!

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