Monday, February 2, 2015
Computers are no panacea for education
Computers and internet access alone will not solve the challenge of successfully educating all of our nation's children. A commentary, "A computer for every student? It's backfiring." in the StarTribune by Susan Pinker suggests that computers without quality educational software and or teachers who know how to integrate them into their lesson plans can do more harm than good. Much like televisions, the distraction posed by computers is tremendous. That said, the tremendous access to quality information in our "information age" is staggering. As in all things, moderation.