Submitted on behalf of Alejandro Marquez, Reference Librarian at the Fort Lewis College and recent ILEAD USA graduate.
“We’ve amplified the virtues, necessity, promise, and potential of technology so much that we are perilously close to forgetting what it was all about in the first place: helping teachers to teach and students to learn.”
– OPINION: Ban “Digital” Learning | EdSurge News
Scanning the titles from any media outlet, they proclaim the death of the library, bookstore, and many other face-to-face interactions. Mary Cullinane, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Chief Content Officer, believes that we should ban “digital” learning. She believes that technology has over-promised and under –delivered in many areas.
She points out that the schools that are successful in the adoption of technology invest a significant amount of time, energy and resources through the implementation of the curriculum, including extensive teacher training and technical support.
Her solution is that educators should look at scientific and educational research rather than investing in technology to improve student success.
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