Here is an appropriate article to end my academic year. The Economist has a Briefing dedicated to how technology is about to disrupt America’s schools and, logically, schools all over the world eventually. The good news is that there is nothing here that has not been commented on allready on this blog! Been there, done that!
Nevertheless, it is a fine summary of where we stand on a very general level and of what the future may hold. As always, one of the currents in the article which I most admire and hope will be central to the future, is the potential technology offers for individual tuition. My worst experiences with IT have been those of teacher-led IWB / PowerPoint presentations. My best those when students have been working individually or in small groups with the teacher helping each person and attending to their individual needs. This article indicates the latter as the way forward. Let’s hope so.
Original article here.
That is it for the summer. Back in September.