March 15th, 1994

WATCH: Promises, Promises

For more than a century, educational technology has been promising to revolutionize learning yet this promise has never been kept. Technology in the 90’s exploded, but why haven’t schools been able to keep up?

Our schools have a lot of computers–more than 4,000,000 of them–but unfortunately most schools use computers in limited capacities.

“Promises, Promises” presents explanations for this shortsightedness: narrow, rigid thinking; misguided policies; obsolete buildings; and inflexible schedules.

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[...] Wood, an inspiring teacher in South Carolina who was light years ahead of everyone when it came to embracing technology; alas, he is no longer in the [...]




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