When I was in high school we had computers and were just making our way to the world of smart boards. Although I only spent about a year in school with this technology I found that it was more of a hassle than anything because the teachers weren’t informed or trained on how to use them, needless to say a lot of time was wasted.
I’ve only been out of school for about four years and I look back and see a world of difference. Not only are smart boards in every classroom but students have their own laptops and the computers in the labs are not “dinosaurs”. There has even been some talk about letting students take classes online. Because of budget cuts certain departments are being downsized and taking a hard hit but they would still like to have the students learn about the topics.
Do you guys think that taking a lower education level and trusting them to fulfill requirements on their own is a good idea? I know how I was and there is just no way I would’ve taken it serious. And do you think this will prevent their social skills from growing? I’ve heard of the Khan university and think it’s great, but only as an aid, not as the only way of learning.