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Tech&Learning’s favorite occasional Luddite Alfie Kohn recently posted a great lament on the state of edtech in the classroom.
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Tech&Learning’s favorite occasional Luddite Alfie Kohn recently posted a great lament on the state of edtech in the classroom. Here’s the best bit: “Despite corporate-style declarations about the benefits of ‘innovation’ and ‘disruption,’ new forms of technology in the classroom mesh quite comfortably with an old-school model that consists of pouring a bunch o’ facts into empty receptacles.” The UK Guardian analyzes the integration of mobile technology in classrooms across Africa: “It’s essential that if you want to get coverage and if you want big scalable operations, you have to go to the device platform where people are…If you can work with ultra low-cost devices and make people bring their own device, then you remove a big piece of the problem.” Finally, a nice synopsis on Steve Wosniak’s recent keynote for the 68th annual Conference on World Affairs: “Wozniak believes that primary school children are limited in their learning opportunities because they are not provided with variety; rather, they are expected to go through the motions without being given the opportunity to engage in an education better tailored to the individual.” —Kevin Hogan, Content Director

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