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Book Review: 'Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology'

By Jenna McWilliams / November 2009

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  • Tue, 16 Feb 2010
    Post by Ehud zamir

    Im a great believer on involving tech and elearning in education. Here are some interesting papers about e-learning: http://www.wepapers.com/navigate/774/Online_Education_and_E-Learning

  • Sun, 29 Nov 2009
    Post by Jenna McWilliams

    Jon--I know! I've been a big fan of Halverson's work, which is partly why I felt so let down by the book. I was looking forward to a text that toed the cutting edge, a text that pulled its readers toward a future we have barely envisioned.

  • Sun, 22 Nov 2009
    Post by Jon Aleckson

    Jenna you may have unleashed a debate here. Professor Rich Halverson has been very involved in using technology to help teachers teach and student learn in new ways. He is a "technology enthusiast." Maybe the authors should be criticized for not being clear about their own views, but you definitely got their motives wrong. The Postman comparison went too far!

  • Sun, 22 Nov 2009
    Post by Lisa Gualtieri

    Allan Collins, one of the authors of Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology, responsed to this review at http://blog.acm.org/elearn/

  • Sat, 21 Nov 2009
    Post by Peter Shea

    The authors seem to have inherited Neil Postman's pessimism about the baleful effects of post-industrial technology.