Using concept maps and equity maps to foster dynamic discussion
Abstract: Groups were formed and each member used a concept map to pull out key points from articles dealing with education and technology. By the end of the discussion, all could agree on the fact that with the use of technology, students can be more willing to share their own ideas rather than passively think about information in a lectured format. Technology allows for more project-based work that forces the students to engage with their course work and with peers. In many aspects, teachers have been placed in facilitating role due to innovation in the classroom. Some of the key concepts found were that there would be more educational equality, and this may allow for more learning out of the classroom as students shared findings and experienced connections with others. Students would also be able to find their own learning style better through online education as more independent thinking occurred.