Sunday, March 13, 2011

Fair Comment on Khan and Gates? Yes, indeed.

Thanks, Joe Bower, from Red Deer for this for the love of learning blog post which exemplifies the kind of critical thinking we need to see more of amongst lead educators for technology: 

Khan Academy: Improving school by changing nothing

Writes Bower: 
Sixty years of research tells us that we don't internalize knowledge by simply being told to do so. Real learning is constructed from the inside while interacting with others. While examining technology with a constructivist's lens, we must discriminate between the prolific and poor uses of technology.
Far from being transformative or revolutionary, the Khan Academy is an ingenious way of improving school without changing a thing.

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