Rethinking education in the age of technology: the digital revolution and schooling in America

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Teachers College Press, Sep 1, 2009 - Education - 176 pages
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The digital revolution has hit education, with more and more classrooms plugged into the whole wired world. But are schools making the most of new technologies? Are they tapping into the learning potential of today's Firefox/Facebook/cell phone generation? Have schools fallen through the crack of the digital divide? In Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology, Allan Collins and Richard Halverson argue that the knowledge revolution has transformed our jobs, our homes, our lives, and therefore must also transform our schools. Much like after the school-reform movement of the industrial revolution, our society is again poised at the edge of radical change. To keep pace with a globalized technological culture, we must rethink how we educate the next generation or America will be "left behind." This groundbreaking book offers a vision for the future of American education that goes well beyond the walls of the classroom to include online social networks, distance learning with "anytime, anywhere" access, digital home schooling models, video-game learning environments, and more.

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Review: Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology: The Digital Revolution and Schooling in America (Technology, Education--Connections) (Technology, Education - Connections (The TEC Series))

User Review  - Katie - Goodreads

This book provides a clear overview of how technology is affecting education at the present, and uses historical precedent to predict how it may influence education in the future. It identifies both ... Read full review

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User Review  - Angela Brewington - Goodreads

The authors propose some radical ideas for the way technology could mold education in the future. It will be interesting to see if they are correct in their predictions or not. Read full review

Contents

How Education Is Changing 1
3
The Technology Enthusiasts Argument
9
The Technology Skeptics Argument
30
The Development of American Schooling
49
The Evolution of a School System
60
The Seeds of a New System of Education
66
The Three Eras of Education
91
What May Be Lost and What May Be Gained
105
What Does It All Mean?
122
Rethinking Education in a Technological
128
Notes
147
References
155
Index
163
About the Authors
176
Copyright

About the author (2009)

Collins is Principal Scientist at BBN Systems and Technologies Corporation.