I feel like screaming that line from "The Exorcist": "Mother, make it stop!" Every few years, the mainstream media gets a bee in its bonnet about educational technology and starts running exposés on the following kinds of "scandals": there is no evidence that technology improves student learning; schools make wasteful investments in technology; schools use it in place of flesh-and-blood teachers; private ed tech companies are making money off of public education. If you’ve been reading the New York Times this year, you know what I mean.
I am going to concede all those points:
Can we have a Rodney King-like moment and all agree that technology is not the problem? In fact, it’s not a problem at all. Like all important educational tools, technology has tremendous potential to help schools do their jobs if they invest in it and use it wisely. I know that’s not a headline-grabbing scandal, but it’s the truth.
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Therese Mageau is the former editorial director of THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at [email protected].
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