I have something a little bit different for you this week – rather than introducing new tech or new techniques, today is a bit more about reflection on educational technology, and why we use it.
In this EdSurge opinion piece, “The Answer for Schools Is Not More Technology. It’s Teachers and Human Connection,” the author reflects on the use (overuse?) of technology in the classroom. This particular article focuses on K12 – specifically, elementary education – but it does beg the Economics question, “Is more always preferred to less?” I challenge you this week to consider this question as it applies to higher education, as well:
If this article was of interest to you, I encourage you to peruse the complete series, “A Decade in Review: Reflections on 10 Years in Education Technology.”