The implications of technology in education goes through this hype cycle.
The graph is a representation of the stages technology goes through when implicated. If implicated too soon without much caution, it will plummet into the trough of disilusionment. Once the concept had refined itself it will then ascend as a useful resource and become productive and beneficial.
In this lecture, James talked about disruptive technologies where a new innovation actually overtakes an existing market.
Below is a website which outlines this and gives some examples.
BEING AWARE OF COGNITIVE LOAD THEORY
To be aware of cognitive load theory is very important as this will affect the way students take in information. For example, if you write up a huge passage on a screen and read it, chances are that students won’t be able to take in information fully as they can’t read at their own pace and listen to you at the same time!
James then showed us examples of the “F shaped pattern” that websites employ as a way to get us to notice the most important and key points when finding and seeing information.
This website explains the “F shaped pattern”