Posted by: bluesyemre | November 3, 2012

The Most Important Education Technology in 200 Years

  • If you were asked to name the most important innovation in transportation over the last 200 years, you might say the combustion engine, air travel, Henry Ford’s Model-T production line, or even the bicycle. The list goes on. Now answer this one: what’s been the single biggest innovation in education? Don’t worry if you come up blank. You’re supposed to. The question is a gambit used by Anant Agarwal, the computer scientist named this year to head edX, a $60 million MIT-Harvard effort to stream a college education over the Web, free, to anyone who wants one. His point: it’s rare to see major technological advances in how people learn.

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  1. Your excellent mosaic leave no doubt as to what many people will immediately think! The answer depends upon the times, doesn’t it. Right now there’s no doubt it’s that ethereal thing we call ‘the Internet’ since it’s obviously transforming everything, not just education, right before our eyes. With an eye beyond your 200 year limit, though, the definitive answer would be ‘moveable type.’ Now, as you suggested the real fin is seeing what’s next!

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  2. Thank you for another informative web site. Where else could I get that kind of information written in such a perfect means? I’ve a undertaking that I’m just now working on, and I’ve been at the glance out for such info.

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