When the automobile was invented, many horse buggy riding folks felt disdain for those privileged few who road four wheel machines on the very same roads as their horses. Similarly, when the telephone arrived, many failed to adopt the new communication tool. After all, writing letters was more than adequate, less costly and traditional. Now as the revolution in education begins to put its grip around existing inefficient institutional education, stories such as the one that follows, reflect small minded views of past changes. Like the telephone, automobile and even air travel, among other revolutionary tools, the laptop and its advantages of the Internet come into question in the context of the traditional class room. The real questions should be, "Why do we have a professor and a classroom in the first place?" I hope tip-taps do drive professors insane. Perhaps this will help in unleashing a new wave of learning generated by the elimination of legacy costs associated with existing educational institutions that try and undermine the technologies of the revolution.
Does the Tap-Tap of Laptops Drive Professors Insane?
Robin Raskin - Yahoo.com - Thu Aug 9, 2007 7:02AM EDT