Sunday, July 28, 2013

This Year's Model

"You don't have to ask where you've heard this before, because you hear it all the time. Every new technology is hyped as a world-changer and life-changer—just last year, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan was urging that every schoolchild have a laptop, because in the near future, textbooks would be a thing of the past. As I observed at the time, this was education as seen through the eyes of Apple Inc., not through the eyes of genuine educators."

Michael Hiltzik in the Los Angeles Times reacts to San Jose State University's suspension of Massive Open Online Courses.

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