Topic 3: Integrating digital technologies into your teaching and learning activities

Identify your goals for technology integration

  • What do you want to achieve by integrating digital technologies into your teaching and learning activities?
  • Do you want to improve student engagement, learning outcomes, or access to information?
  • What are your students’ needs and interests?
  • Once you know your goals, you can choose the right digital technologies and tools to support them.

Choose the right digital technologies and tools

Consider the following factors when choosing digital technologies and tools:

  • Alignment with learning objectives: Do the technologies and tools support the learning objectives of your course?
  • Engagement: Will the technologies and tools engage your students and keep them motivated?
  • Differentiation: Can the technologies and tools be used to differentiate instruction and meet the needs of all learners?
  • Accessibility: Are the technologies and tools accessible to all of your students, including those with disabilities?

Design effective learning experiences

When designing learning experiences that integrate digital technologies, it is important to consider the following:

  • Start with a clear learning objective.
  • Choose the right technology or tool.
  • Provide clear instructions and expectations.
  • Scaffold student learning.
  • Assess student learning.

Reflect and improve

  • After each learning experience, take some time to reflect on how the digital technologies and tools worked.
  • What went well? What could be improved?
  • Use your reflections to improve your teaching and learning activities over time.

Pearson North America. (2019, Jan. 30). Integrating Technology into Teaching and Learning. [YouTube Video].

Learn more:

Timotheou, S., Miliou, O, Dimitriadis, Y., Sobrino, S.V., Giannoutsou, N., Cachia, R., Monés, A.M. & Loannou A. (2002.). Impacts of digital technologies on education and factors influencing schools' digital capacity and transformation: A literature review. Education and Information Technologies, 28, 6695-6725.