Notes on Technology is the Answer: What was the Question? #edcmooc

Notes on the speech by John Daniel Technology is the Answer: What was the Question?

Access, Quality and costs are the 3 key issues in Education. All in a competition with one another.

The way technology can help break free of this triangle can take many forms. Directly or indirectly facilitating access to education. But the right technology is the one available to the students.

Four Bs

  • Bias: be sceptical about assertions of the value of technology coming either from those who want to sell it to you or from their surrogates in political life
  • Bullshit: Once an idea has currency the press tend to stampede with it.
  • Think Broadly / Breadth: there are many technologies: books, blackboard, film, radio, television, programmed learning and so on. The Internet has not made them obsolete.
  • Balance: When we use technology are we using it to enhance learning or to enhance teaching?

 

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