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Learning Beyond the Box

The ABC Radio National Program “Future Tense” had an interesting story on “21st

Century Education”. It interviewed a number of people in the education technology space on the use of technology in the classroom  and what its role should be. You can listen to the podcast and read the transcript here:

http://bit.ly/UyCOCG

What was most interesting was the very cautious approach of both the interviewer and the people being interviewed to technology in the classroom. There was no ribald enthusiasm for the possibilities of technology. Whilst enthusiasm does not necessarily translate to practical implementation, it’s important for these ed tech ambassadors to inspire the more reluctant educators and it starts with emotion.

Technology is never a panacea whether we are talking business or education. But it can certainly provide solutions that we could never have imagined a decade ago. Technology is also embedded in our everyday lives in a way…

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