Fear created the greatest barrier to bridging the technology gap. The Digital Immigrants (teachers) spent their time learning in the old model. They read books, wrote papers, and filled in bubbles on tests. This made them good at memorizing things and good at using #2 pencils, but it didn’t prepare them for 21st Century life.
The Digital Native (students) however are spending all day on their screens. They are learning entrepreneurially on their iPhones. The problem is that they’re not learning as much IN school as they are outside of school.
Take a look at Mitra’s speech. The production value of this video is very good, but the message is the same as his previous TEDx talk. Here’s my previous Mitra post.
I am so proud of Dr. Mitra and the possibilities of his research.
There’s a real opportunity for a major revolution in education.