What the Next Decade in Education Policy Means for Educational Technology
Speculation about the future of education, especially where technology is concerned, generally involves bold predications about radical change. For instance, Thomas Edison saw motion pictures replacing teachers because they could deliver lessons with more consistency at a lower cost. But, even a casual observer of American education knows how wide that forecast missed the mark. More recently laptop computers and the Internet are touted as technologies that will revolutionize schooling. But will this happen?
In this paper for the San Francisco-based Exploratorium , Education Sector co-director Andrew J. Rotherham looks ahead to the next 10 years in educational technology-related public policy.