It is widely known that the new generation of students, as well as the youngest of them, are familiar with technology in an extremely large scale nowadays. According to various studies, the incorporation of technology in schools, either as a main subject in the school curricula either during the process of teaching, are of huge matter since it augments learner’s both cognitive skills and characteristics. Mobile devices offer profusion and plurality in information in modern times (Stosic, 2015); thus, academics suggest and force the incorporation at school environments all over the world.
In his research, Earle points out that “technology offers opportunities for learner-control, increased motivation, connections to the real world, and data-driven assessments tied to content standards that, when implemented systematically, enhance student achievement as measured in a variety of ways, including but not limited to standardized achievement test” (2002).
For all these reasons, we decided to launch the “iLikeIT2” project to specify and spread the need of collaborative learning in schools through educational technology.
Earle, R. S. (2002). The Integration of Instructional Technology into Public Education: Promises and Challenges. Educational Technology Publications, Inc, 42(1), 5–13.
Stosic, L. (2015). The importance of educational technology in classroom. International Journal of Cognitive Research in Science, Engineering and Education, 3(1), 111–113.