Sunday, July 13, 2008

We Have a Lot of Work to Do

Throughout the 20th century and picking up steam today, dramatic changes have improved individual's productivity and given us gains like instantaneous global communications, the ability to traverse major oceans in mere hours, cutting-edge nanotechnologies, access to a global computer network (the Internet) and put joystick-controlled robots on Mars -- all stemming from technological innovations ultimately impacting and (arguably) improving the daily lives of us all. But in education, little has changed -- in terms of the basic structure.

But those of us who live life for the betterment of education and, in particular, those of us who aim to effect educational change through technology integration, all concur that the modernization of education is a must. And it must be sooner rather than later. Change is occurring. We are making a difference. We have a vision. But until these effects are self-perpetuating and sustained, we have a lot of work to do.

Welcome to the future...


Anonymous said...

You're right on the mark. Most of the world has changed so much during the 20th century, and it looks like education has some catching up to do. Keep the vision!