Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology: The Digital Revolution and Schooling in America (Technology, Education--Connections (Tec)) (Technology, Education-Cnnections the Tec Series)
''The most convincing account I've read about how education will change in the decades ahead the authors' analyses are impressive, fair-minded, and useful. -Howard Gardner, author of Five Minds for the Future and Frames of Mind
''A breakthrough book that goes well beyond the idea of adding technology to existing schools. This will be a must read for my students and research collaborators.'' -John Bransford, author of How People Learn and Preparing Teachers for a Changing World
''If you want to join today's conversation about the future of learning, start here.'' -Lauren Resnick, author of Education and Learning to Think and Making America Smarter
''An entirely readable guide to the future, written by people whose research has helped bring us to this point in history.'' -James Paul Gee, author of What Video Games Have to Teach Us about Learning and Literacy
''This important book is filled with insight about how to make education serve the needs of the 21st century.'' -Donald Norman, author of Things That Make Us Smart and The Design of Everyday Things
''Collins and Halverson offer a bold vision for bringing schools into the digital age-and for how technology can promote education beyond the schools.'' -Adam Gamoran, Dean of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education
''Collins & Halverson may very well be the new 'Horace Mann' for today's increasingly globalized, networked, diverse 'flat' (Friedman) world.'' -Constance Steinkuehler, Co-founder, Games, Learning, and Society Research Group, author of Massively Multiplayer Online Games as an Educational Technology.
''A penetrating and sweeping analysis of how technology is creating new challenges and opportunities for education today.'' -Kurt Squire, University of Wisconsin-Madison, author of From Content to Context: Videogames as Designed Experience.
''This is a breakthrough book that goes well beyond the idea of adding technology to existing school structures in order to make them better.'' -James W. Mifflin, University of Washington in Seattle
''Collins and Halverson chart a dawning second educational revolution. Anyone who cares about education should read their book.'' -Roy Pea, Stanford University, author of Technology, Equity, and K-12 Learning
The digital revolution has hit education, with more and more classrooms plugged into the whole wired world. But are schools making the most of new technologies? Are they tapping into the learning potential of today's Firefox/Facebook/cell phone generation? Have schools fallen through the crack of the digital divide? In Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology, Allan Collins and Richard Halverson argue that the knowledge revolution has transformed our jobs, our homes, our lives, and therefore must also transform our schools. Much like after the school-reform movement of the industrial revolution, our society is again poised at the edge of radical change. To keep pace with a globalized technological culture, we must rethink how we educate the next generation or America will be left behind. This groundbreaking book offers a vision for the future of American education that goes well beyond the walls of the classroom to include online social networks, distance learning with anytime, anywhere access, digital home schooling models, video-game learning environments, and more.
The spirit of invention pervaded 19th century America. From Fulton's steamboat to factory assembly lines to Edison's motion picture machine, Americans marvelled at the new technologies. This volume ...