Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Stager, Papert, & the War Path

I would like to juxtapose a two videos today that I think do a great job of describing the issue of change in school and the relationship technology has with that change. I recommend pressing play on this YouTube video as soon as Gary Stager takes the mic on the Vimeo clip:

Gary Stager Excerpts from NECC '09 Keynote Debate from Gary Stager on Vimeo.

Next, lets examine this excerpt of Seymour Papert's testamony from the October 12, 1995 House Committee Economic and Educational Opportunities Hearing on Technology in Education. Papert masterfully describes the uphill battle we have ahead.

Amazing he was saying these things 15 years ago and still little has changed.

1 comment:

Mrs. Tenkely said...

Thought provoking videos, have you seen School of One (NY school) that uses algorithms to customize learning for each student? I wonder if this is a piece of the answer. I agree with Stager, if you don't really know students, you can't really customize learning. I'm not sure how School of One achieves this.