A scathing indictment of technology in schools by an ex-Microsoft India director
- View SourceIn this month's Educational Technology Debate, Kentaro Toyama a ex-director of Microsoft Research India, has delivered an opus on why significant investments in computers, mobile phones, and other electronic gadgets in education are neither necessary nor warranted for most school systems.
- There Are No Technology Shortcuts to Good Education
In particular, he argues that the attempt to use technology to fix underperforming classrooms (or to replace non-existent ones) is futile. And, for all but wealthy, well-run schools, one-to-one computer programs cannot be recommended in good conscience.