Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Can Technology Disrupt Education? - Forbes

Can Technology Disrupt Education? - Forbes:

"Sometimes I think there should be a big sign in front of some schools saying “Welcome back to the 20th century.”

True, virtually all schools have computers these days and many are equipped with smart boards and broadband access. But in too many classrooms the basic method of instruction is much the same as it was when I was in school — a teacher, aided by books and now electronic media, imparts knowledge to the students, who regurgitate that information back in the form of tests. And a series of standardized tests are used to measure the school’s performance and help determine the students’ chances of getting into a good college or finding a job."


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