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Education and technology

Marketing has changed. It’s becoming more distributed. If the updates I receive daily are any indication, there are entire PR firms dedicated to harnessing the network properties of blogs. Sometimes the emails are of very little interest. Other times, they’re actually quite useful. Over the last few weeks, I’ve received notifications of the Economist’s Debate Series, tackling the question: “Effectiveness of Technology – Does new technology add to the quality of education?”. Looks like an interesting debate (Sir John Daniel says no – tech doesn’t add quality (due to poor implementation, not technology itself), while Robert Kozma argues the opposite). The debate runs for the duration of the week. You’ll need to create an account (free) to participate.

2 Comments

  1. David wrote:

    Technology always adds to the quality of education. And a quality education is a must for technologic innovation. It’s been working out well so far.

    Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at 11:16 am | Permalink
  2. Jason wrote:

    I think technology that is well designed and applied based on sound theories of pedagogy can add to the quality of education. However simply using technology has shown to be harmful at times. Many online learning sites might have advantages but I would argue they are not leading to higher quality education. Quality is possible though and should be the aspirational goal of those trying to implement technology.

    Wednesday, October 31, 2007 at 5:01 am | Permalink