iPad vs. a 5-Year-Old

Tyler Gray, Fast Company, Apr 05, 2010
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Despite my post We Learn, I continue to hear that that people cannot learn without teacher support. What, then, shall we make of the iPad and the five year old? "Could the tablet be so user friendly that a five-year-old could work it with practically no instruction? Let's see... So, yeah. He pretty much figured it out in five minutes flat." Maybe it's time the critics started presenting some empirical evidence showing that people don't use technology, can't figure it out, and can't learn for themselves. Because all the data I have points pretty conclusively to the conclusion that they can (unless being prevented by their schools).
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