Curated by: Luigi Canali De Rossi

Saturday, March 27, 2004

Why We Need Technology In Education

Classroom teaching, even if supported with technology, will not scale. If we are to provide access to all, we must abandon the idea that education is something that is done for us and support the idea that it is something we can do for ourselves. That's why we need technology in learning. New technology, used to support new approaches to learning, is akin to the replacement of scriptoriums by literacy. Just as we no longer need people to read and write for us, we will, in the future, no longer require people to teach for us. The technology should - and will, because people demand it - allow us to teach ourselves. But clinging to the traditional model - in which writing is still done in scriptoriums (albeit, with ballpoint pens and laser printers) is to show a casual disregard for the needs and aspirations of people who not only benefit from writing, but are liberated by it.



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posted by Robin Good on Saturday, March 27 2004, updated on Tuesday, May 5 2015

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