The technology of teaching
Learning looks set to undergo a big change as novel technologies make it into the classroom, says Bill Thompson.
New technology in schools could radically change what gets taught
When Conservative Prime Minister Harold MacMillan was asked what was most likely to cause problems for governments he famously replied “events, dear boy, events”.
Coping with the completely unexpected, the sort of thing that simply cannot be anticipated, is a skill in itself and one that all politicians have to develop if they are to stay in power.
Often, however, apparently unpredictable events were in fact only unobserved, and the things that threw a government off course managed to do so only through a lack of planning or awareness.
Author: BBC News, Technology, 3rd March 2008
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