When do tablets make sense in education?

The False Promise of Classroom Technology – Businessweek.


What I’ve argued relates to resource constraints and to the evident fact (to me) that tablets, along with adequate teaching, which I liken to the old notion from Mao’s China of the Barefoot Doctor: A sufficient number of “good enough” teachers to help other students master the course skills. But I don’t believe that tablets and MOOCs are a panacea. Rather, they offer what Tim Berners-Lee wished for the Internet, when he created it, that it would be a medium, not a replacement for politics, and that what mattered, and matters still, is the human not the technology.


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