A Technology Revolution for Education?

“Without a re-evaluation of the predominance of expensive, traditional face-to-face teaching, it is difficult to see how frontline institutions will come close to offering comparable outcomes for so much less. Technology needs to lie at the heart of this”, says the LSN’s John Stone, in a recent article arguing for a technological revolution as the means by which education could withstand impending funding cuts.

Education, John argues, has lagged behind other industries in its adoption of technology,

“making do with retro-engineered solutions, often clunky and uninspiring. However, the delivery of technology-enabled distance learning alongside traditional face-to-face tuition, can foster development of a wide-range of skills, such as independent enquiry, self management as well as technological awareness and media literacy.”

Read the full article in FE News here

What do you think? We would be very interested to hear the views of learning providers and you can comment here on the RSC London blog

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