BBC News: Using Computers To Teach Children With No Teachers
Link: BBC News - Using computers to teach children with no teachers
I liked this passage:
Fantastic! How many students being taught in conventional lessons would have picked up that detail? Also what else have they picked up [the students involved in this study] without being aware of it?
"I told them: 'there is some very difficult stuff on this computer, I won't be surprised if you don't understand anything'."
Two months later, he returned.
Many initiatives aim to put computers in the hands of children
Initially the children said they had not learnt anything, despite the fact that they used the computers everyday.
"Then a 12-year-old girl raised her hand and said 'apart from the fact that improper replication of the DNA contributes to genetic disease - we've understood nothing else'."
Although there is this thought provoking quote to consider:
Arthur C Clarke
Any teacher that can be replaced by a machine should be.