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Rethinking education in the age of technology : the digital revolution and schooling in America / Allan Collins, Richard Halverson ; foreword by John Seely Brown.

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Author/Creator:
Collins, Allan, 1937-
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2009
Imprint:
New York : Teachers College Press, c2009.
Format:
  • Book
  • xv, 176 p. ; 24 cm.
Title Variation:
Digital revolution and schooling in America
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 155-162) and index.
Publisher's Summary:
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Contributor:
Halverson, Richard, 1939-
Series:
Technology, education-connections, the TEC series
TEC series.
Subjects:
ISBN:
0807750034
9780807750032
9780807750025
0807750026

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