Are We Training Our Students to be Robots?

I recently came across this excellent article by danah boyd which highlights the tensions surrounding technology in education:

From crayons to compasses, we’ve learned to incorporate all sorts of different tools into our lives and educational practices. Why, then, do computing and networked devices consistently stump us? Why do we imagine technology to be our educational savior, but also the demon undermining learning through distraction? Why are we so unable to see it as a tool whose value is most notably discovered situated in its context?

You can find more of danah’s work on her personal website.

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