The swirl of technology

15th November 2002 at 00:00
Educators across the world are experiencing "learning swirl" from the expansion of opportunities and the impact of technology, Mark David Milliron told the conference.

In the United States, full-time residential students now represent only 12 per cent of the student population.

Good teaching, Dr Milliron said, would have to embrace a "balanced use" of technology and put a strong emphasis on students thinking creatively - not just in a timetabled slot.

Change requires courage to avoid battles between the "caustic cynics" and the "true believers". What is needed is thoughtful criticism.

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