Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
So they spent all this money on technology, then spent the next year trying to stop students from using it. Sounds like a management problem, not a technology problem. A failure of standardized, centralized curriculum. From the article:
"As soon as we had to fit within the system, we lost everything innovative," he said. "All over the country, urban districts are failing with the traditional curriculum. There's a 45 percent dropout rate. These students don't need that. They need something very different. Successful people learned by tinkering, by doing, they did not learn by sitting in a classroom in front of a board." There's also an associated podcast. Via Joanne Jacobs.

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