Not revolution but evolution

We cannot gamble our children's education on folly ed tech, but we need to remember that we're in an ever-changing world, and that the future will not be the same. They key is finding the balance between the two, write two experts

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In 1968, a year before the first failed attempt to communicate via an embryonic internet, the pioneering computer scientists Joseph Licklider and Robert Taylor wrote that “in a few years, men will be able to communicate more effectively through a machine than face to face”. That first attempt to remotely type “Login”, got only as far as “Lo” before the connection dropped, but, ultimately, their prediction was spot on.

But while grand visions like that of Licklider and Taylor can act as a driver for the great advances that follow, when applied to the requirements of the 21st-century school, ...

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