Use of Technology in Teaching and Learning

Technology ushers in fundamental structural changes that can be integral to achieving significant improvements in productivity. Used to support both teaching and learning, technology infuses classrooms with digital learning tools, such as computers and hand held devices; expands course offerings, experiences, and learning materials; supports learning 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; builds 21st century skills; increases student engagement and motivation; and accelerates learning. Technology also has the power to transform teaching by ushering in a new model of connected teaching. This model links teachers to their students and to professional content, resources, and systems to help them improve their own instruction and personalize learning.

Online learning opportunities and the use of open educational resources and other technologies can increase educational productivity by accelerating the rate of learning; reducing costs associated with instructional materials or program delivery; and better utilizing teacher time.

 The links on this page

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Learning Design and Technology (MS)

The face of education is changing.

New technologies have catalyzed an evolution in tools for learning. As schools, governments, and corporations look to emerging technologies to enhance learning environments and improve outcomes, these efforts must be guided by empirically-grounded learning sciences and design.

The Learning Design and Technology program builds the creativity, knowledge, and skills necessary to pioneer the future of equitable, effective learning.


The program

This 11-month, full-time residential program integrates powerful contemporary ideas about learning with emergent technologies to design and evaluate learning environments, products, and programs. The LDT program features a blend of theory and project-based courses, a real-world internship, and a major design project. It awards a master’s of science (MS) degree.

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Learning design and technology at Stanford

Why Stanford?

Located in Silicon Valley, Stanford is known for its spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. The LDT program embraces that creative energy,

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Learning Assessments Overview

Click here to download a PDF of this manual.

Learning assessments help students understand, explain, apply, and testify of important doctrines and principles. The successful completion of the learning assessments for the course is required for credit.

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As teachers or administrators, you can prepare to help students successfully complete the learning assessments by viewing the video “Best Practices for Learning Assessments” (8:30). When the video prompts you, review and complete the sections in the document “Best Practices for Learning Assessments.”

You can also help students successfully complete the learning assessments by consistently teaching, emphasizing, and reviewing the major doctrines and principles throughout the course. Study guides are provided to help teachers and students identify some of the course’s major doctrines and principles.

The learning assessment software will help you administer a learning assessment and collect results quickly. You have two options for administering an assessment.

  • Online. This option allows students

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Fun free online learning games and activities for kids.

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of the Week!”
Terrific online

educational games, especially geography.
-Dallas Children’s Museum



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Animal Quizzes

games are being converted for all devices

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At our educational website, we have hundreds of free, online, learning games for kids.
But anyone interested in online learning can use our site –

we have so many
subjects – (geography, math, animals, science,

language arts, creative activities, health) and lots of

levels for all abilities –
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Over the last year we’ve had over 20 million visitors

over 5 million hours of learning!

Recommended sections per level:

Preschool and Kindergarten
*Preschool/Kindergarten* (numbers, colors, shapes, alphabet, animals)
*Preschool Animals* (movies, create games, games, flashcards)
*Animal Kid’s Corner* (lower row – puzzles, matching games, painting)
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