- Writing for InfoWorld, Galen Gruman points to news that Los Angeles is distributing 640,000 iPads to K-12 students and says that technology doesn't teach and often does not even help teach.
- Gruman writes that technology can be useful, but it is often poorly applied.
- He says that asking overworked teachers to take on additional responsibilities as de facto IT managers risks setting such programs up for failure.
From the article:
... Throwing technology at the problem without redesigning the whole context just won't work. Some students and teachers will of course benefit from technology, and we'll read about them in vendor case studies. But most will continue to struggle and work around the newest complexity thrown into their environments. ...