The biggest question about technology and schools in the 21st century is not so much “What can it do?” but, rather, “When will it get to do it?” We all know life will be much different by 2100. Will school? How close will we be to Edutopia?
First, it helps to look at the typical process of technology adoption (keeping in mind, of course, that schools are not typical of anything.) It’s typically a four-step process:
– Doing old things in old ways;
– Doing old things in new ways;
– Doing new things in new ways.
In “Shaping Tech for the Classroom”, Marc Prensky