Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Is "ed tech stalled by fear?"

In the eSchool News conversation, Thornburg: Ed tech stalled by 'fear', David Thornburg states, "The main thing that's holding technology back is ... a fear--a well-placed fear, I might add--that if technology becomes ubiquitous, it will totally transform the practice of education. There are a lot of people who don't want the practice of education transformed, because they're very comfortable with it."

What do you think about this? Is David right?

Are we all essentially buggy-whip makers.... while the world is already buying automobiles?

Are we doing enough things "differently" with technology?

BTW-- If you ever get the chance to hear David in person, do so. He is fascinating to listen to. My first encounter with him was in '93 at a WNET summer workshop in NYC. It was a real mind-opener to hear him in person.

Jim :-)

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