Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Downes on Papert

This International Conference on Educational Multimedia sounds like it would have been excellent. Thank goodness we have Stephen Downes channelling Seymour Papert, which is almost as good as being there. More good thinking about using technology as the catalyst for educational revolution:
"The laptop program is part of the answer, but 'don't mistake that for really deep change - we need deeper change.' A study of one of the older programs, for example, showed that after the initial excitement, the results weren't nearly as striking - the kids weren't looking after the machines. 'The kids had high expectations but they soon learned it's the same stuff in a new bottle.'"

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