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Six myths of digital technology

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Started by Nathaniel Louwrens 13 Nov 2014 9:09am () Replies (1)

Mark Anderson discusses some myths surrounding digital technologies and education in a blog post entitled 6 myths of digital technology. He doesn't take credit for coming up with the myths. You can find a link to the source within his blog post.

It's worth reading the blog post as he goes into a bit of detail, but the myths are:

  1. New technologies are being developed all the time, the past history of the impact of technology is irrelevant to what we have now or will be available tomorrow.
  2. Today's children are digital natives and the 'net' generation - they learn differently from older people.
  3. Learning has changed now that we have access to knowledge through the internet, today's children don't need to know stuff, they just need to know where to find it.
  4. Students are motivated through technology so they must learn better when they use it.
  5. The Everest Fallacy: We must use technology because it is there!
  6. The "More is Better" Fallacy. If a little technology is a good thing then a lot must be much better.

What do you think about these myths?

Do you agree/disagree?

Is there anything you would add/change?

 

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