Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Is technology the savior of education?

A recently read article got me thinking of how technology in all kinds of forms seems to be seen as the panacea for everything: http://chronicle.com/blogs/onhiring/the-challenge-of-technology/35373?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en.

As a college professor, how often have you seen a student using Facebook in class and then complaining about their bad grade later? As a K-12 teacher, how often do you see a student staring into their lap with a smile, knowing they are really just texting? How often do we see the latest and greatest of technology machines gathering dust, or being used to play games (not its original use)?

Do not get me wrong, technology has altered our lives in so many positive ways, but we need to remember that it is just a tool; and tools can be misused.

Feel free to chime in on this conversation; maybe we will find the solutions if we work together.

We do want solutions right?

Dr Flavius A B Akerele III

The ETeam

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