Three myths about technology's role in education

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

There is a lot of buzz around technology's role in education. Unfortunately, most of these conversations are missing the mark – honing in on ed-tech financing or the “technology gap.”

What follows are three common myths surrounding technology’s purpose in the education system and ways to address these myths to help improve innovation, adoption and student outcomes.

Myth #1: It’s all about disruption.

One of the biggest problems surrounding technology in education is that new developments and products are often over-hyped, due to the thought that technology should immediately “disrupt” current operations. This sensationalism frames new technology as a cure all to improve processes and outcomes, but then fails to offer actionable steps for schools to implement and integrate that technology into existing practices.

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