Sunday, August 9, 2009

Leap The Digital Divide To Save Primary Education

Will technology reduce costs of classroom education? Great story in NY Times today about tech future of education. Technology has the power to dramatically cut search costs and barriers to knowledge. Is the online classroom the solution? Instead of the goal being 30 students to one teacher in a brick and mortar classroom, is a much larger class with an excellent teacher that may be hundreds of miles away connected to the students via the internet better. Perhaps.

Is there a pecuniary savings in giving each student a computer and forgoing textbooks? I would like to see data on that question but I am certain that the value of being able to update course materials quickly would be amazing. Sphere: Related Content

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