Who really benefits from putting high-tech gadgets in classrooms?

On February 1, 2012, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, spoke at Digital Learning Day Town Hall in Washington, D.C. Their remarks promoted the use of digital technology in America's classrooms, including replacing traditional textbooks with electronic readers, and technology’s potential to revolutionize education.

In response to the statement, NY Times columnist Michael Hiltzik, recalls similar claims resulting from past technological advancements (e.g. in 1913 Thomas Edison purported that the invention of the motion picture would revolutionize education) and points out who really has the most to gain from such ventures.

To see the full article (including links to the Digital Learning Day address) follow the link below.


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