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Waiting for the technological revolution in education
on February 26, 2015
Interesting analysis of what technology, most particularly on-line technology, might mean for wholly new ways of educating. The book is by now a little dated (2009 is a long time ago for the technologies being discussed) but the ideas are certainly still relevant. One change since 2009 is the continued drop in prices for computers and tablets so that is seems a given that 100% of students will have there own computers. So why are the possibilities being discussed so slow to spread despite continued in advances in both hardware and software? I would suggest that it is not just resistance on the part of entrenched forces in the current education system, but rather the slow emergence of models that optimize the roles that human teachers can best play with the extraordinary advantages in subject learning afforded by computer interactions.