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Remote chance: Digital learning and learning digital with our teens with Jane Basnet

Remote learning isn’t a phrase we used very much before 2020. It was either classwork or it was homework. Of course, Covid-19 and lockdown brought with it the need to adapt.

Fortunately, we have the technology nowadays to deliver classroom content to pupils in their homes. But it can all be a bit bewildering, can’t it? I remember it used to be, when we were children, that we were the masters of technology. How to work the video player or set the clock on the microwave. Now many of us can feel left behind with this “new way”. Just how different is digital learning from in-person learning? And is it simply a matter of getting used to a new way of delivering learning?

In this week’s podcast we are looking at technology and the role it plays in education and studying at home.

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Nathan McGurl, Founder of The Study Buddy is talking to Jane Basnett. Jane is the Head of Modern Languages & Director of Digital Learning at Downe House School in Newbury. She has a Masters in Digital Technology in Teaching and is a Microsoft Certified Educator. Jane is an active blogger on the use of technology in education and especially in modern language learning.

In this episode, Jane talks about how technology is helping to carry on delivering schooling and education to children. She also considers some of the pitfalls. We focus too on how parents can get to grips with what could otherwise be a bewildering array of technologies.


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