In this short Veratisium video it is argued that no technology is superior to another for education. Despite repeated claims, no technology has revolutionised education.
Is this because what limits education is what happens in the learner’s mind?
Gradually we are finding out more about how to make technology-assisted learning work more effectively (such as avoiding the split attention effect and other principles of multimedia learning). Yet some things ring true – the effective teacher, as always, is not the font of all knowledge, but the facilitator of experiences that lead to individual discovery, usually within a social context. Which begs the question, where does social media and FOAM fit into this?
Hat tip to Jason Frank (@drjfrank)