January 6, 2015
“This will revolutionize education”
The YouTube video This Will Revolutionize Education explores education technology, explaining how numerous earlier predictions of technology revolutionizing education have not panned out, and suggests that most current predictions will be wrong as well. (The title is meant to be ironic.)
This argument is not new to those who have studied technology in education, worked in the field for long enough, or are thoughtful enough to be appropriately skeptical. The video quotes Thomas Edison from 1922:
“I believe the motion picture is destined to revolutionize our educational system and that in a few years it will supplant largely, if not entirely, the use of textbooks.”
Same As It Ever Was – To Borrow a Quote
Great Video BTW.
Note: I have a Radio/TV/Film degree (KU 1979) and my 1st job out of college was in a T&D organization that was transitioning to a Video-based approach to instruction.
Sometimes it makes sense – but many times it does not IMO.
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