In this article, Matthew Lynch discusses the ever increasing presence of technology in classrooms and it’s debatable effectiveness in this very early stage of it’s implementation.
Does the technology itself provide heightened learning experiences? I’d argue that it does not. Instead, the implementation of the technology is a necessary move to keep students interested in the subject matter. I am not saying that I am against rapid adjustment to cutting-edge technology in learning and practice; I think there is no way to avoid embracing it and still turn out high numbers of world-ready graduates. I just think that there is a danger in relying on the technology to convey learning materials in a vacuum.
What are your opinions on technology in the classroom? In the home? On computer and internet-based learning in general?