Thursday, 29 November 2012

Is This Learning? | District Administration Magazine

Is This Learning? | District Administration Magazine:

"Let me start with a couple of interesting “visions” of learning that I’ve read recently.

First, from a Wall Street Journal essay by Yale professor David Gellertner titled “The Friendly, Neighborhood Internet School.” The idea is simple. A one-classroom school, with 20 or so children of all ages between 6th and 12th grade, each sitting at a computer and wearing headsets...In front sits any reliable adult whom the neighbors vouch for—often, no doubt, some student’s father or mother, taking his turn....Each child does a whole curriculum’s worth of learning online, at the computer. Most of the time he follows canned courses on-screen."

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