Hi folks.
I am a long time user of computers and I think we are on the cusp of major changes to schools and teaching in the next five to ten years.
However, at the moment, I am trying to get my head around this concept of interactivity.
I have just read an article called "50 Ways to Use Wikis for a More Collaborative and Interactive Class..." which is a good article but made me think about the concept of 'interactive' when it comes software in the classroom.

What makes some software (like wikis) more interactive than others (like Word)?
Why is it important that the software we use is interactive?
What are the measurable educational benefits of trying to get our classrooms to become more interactive?

I know for some this might be obvious, but I want to go to the core of what this concept means and I need your help basically because I have come to the conclusion that most software applications (and even hardware) are not interactive. Does this really matter?

I'll add to the discussion later, but if others have thoughts, I would be happy to hear them.

Tags: applications, hardware, interactive, software

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