So far we have discussed the numerous benefits that ICTs have in developing social capabilities with young students. It has been made clear that for this to occur, it is important the pedagogy used by educators is conducive with an interactional learning environment which encourages meaningful communication and collaboration of learning. The value that ICTs have in promoting skills for the 21st century is undeniable which brings us to today’s topic of discussion. Our expert Jean states ‘that predictions in the use of technology to communicate is going to increase dramatically i.e people working from home, online shopping, leisure activities such as online gaming and movies, social media and so on’.
Is the focus of education to prepare for this kind of world? More importantly, can educators determine the world of the future by their current practices? Can you make a difference? (Thank you Jean for these thought provoking questions).