School technology is neutered into uselessness

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Tim Cushing said:

Few entities approach new advances in technology with more foreboding than school administrations. What could be used as portals to a nearly-infinite supply of information via the Internet is often neutered into uselessness by schools’ acceptable use policies (AUPs). 

via https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140919/12311228582/technology-improves-internet-expands-school-acceptable-use-policies-still-lock-students-out-benefits.shtml

2 Responses to “School technology is neutered into uselessness”

  1. An extremely complicated issue. There are many gaps between the learners needs, evolving technology and policy.

    I would sum it up saying, schools are not able to adequately protect children from all of the stuff in the world or themselves and are accountable to the parents of those children who are happy to sue to make up for the dip in their earning due to changes in the economy.

    If we want the kids to learn socially, have to rethink how we are accountable, to the parents of those children for their protection. We also have to help teachers design effective learning experiences with the appropriate learning theory integrated the best technology.

  2. An extremely complicated issue. There are many gaps between the learners needs, evolving technology and policy.

    I would sum it up saying, schools are not able to adequately protect children from all of the stuff in the world. They are accountable to the parents of those children.

    If we want the kids to learn socially, have to rethink how we are accountable, to the parents of those children for their protection. We also have to help teachers design effective learning experiences with the appropriate learning theory integrated the best technology.

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