I just don’t get it sometimes

September 16, 2007

Does everyone think that technology is a magic bullet? When I read this article I was reminded of the movie idiocracy and the dumbing down of instruction that some people think that computers are facilitating.

Technology is a tool, a tool facilitates and makes a job easier. Technology may aid instruction that is already good instruction, i.e. the students must think and process information to produce something new and insightful. However, if you use the technology to aid in poor instructional practices, don’t be surprised if the products that the students produce is of a low quality.

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