๐Ÿ““ Technology Makes Learning More Doable

It is often argued that technology is about redefinition and substitution. However, Bill Ferriter makes the case that technology simply makes things more doable and easier for everyone.

Technology lowers barriers, making the kinds of higher order learning experiences that matter infinitely more doable than they were in previous decades.

Source: Do We REALLY Need to Do New Things in New Ways?
by Bill Ferriter
This is contrast to those like Papert and Stager who make the case that technology is never neutral.

6 responses on “๐Ÿ““ Technology Makes Learning More Doable”

  1. Peter, I feel like I have tried critiquing you before and I am not sure how much hope there is even left:

    can you really find wisdom in one-line? The answer is probably no, but you can definitely find hope. Hope for a different world, hope for a different way of doing things, hope for a more critical viewer. And sometimes that hope is all that we have.

    Source: Can You Really Find Wisdom in One-line? by Aaron Davis
    I still like Bill Ferriterโ€™s argument, that technology makes higher order learning โ€˜more doableโ€™:

    Technology lowers barriers, making the kinds of higher order learning experiences that matter infinitely more doable than they were in previous decades.

    Source: Do We REALLY Need to Do New Things in New Ways?
    by Bill Ferriter
    However, I guess like all technology, it can also make lower order learning โ€˜more doableโ€™ too.
    As always, food for thought I guess.

  2. This powerful convergence of experiential learning philosophy and AI technology promises to reshape education in the coming decades. As AI continues advancing, understanding its applications in creating immersive, data-driven experiential learning environments is crucial. However, a lot more discussion is necessary as we explore the profound implications this convergence could have for individuals, educational systems, and humanity at large.

    Source: Experiential Learning and AI: Redefining Education Through Immersive Experiences | Dr. Ian Oโ€™Byrne by Ian Oโ€™Byrne

    I remember being in a discussion about devices a few years ago (probably ten) and I asked the presenter about the pedagogy underpinning the technology. I was told that technology is pedagogically agnostic. This has always lingered with me. On the one hand, I can understand the point, that technology makes learning more doable, but there is also a part of me that feels like an application that actively promotes surveillance clearly says something about the type of learning occurring in the classroom. In regards to things such as chatbots, I can appreciate the argument that it makes the learning more doable, but, as people like Dan Meyer highlight, are we happy with this learning? For me, this is why the Modern Learning Canvas has really stayed with me as a way of thinking about technological change. Too often it feels like the conversation around technology is in isolation, whereas the canvas invites you to think about all the different facets.

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