How the Google generation thinks differently

How the Google generation thinks differently

Nice article from the Times, that features quotes from UK Web Focus Brian Kelly:

Brian Kelly has been championing the digital revolution since setting up one of the first educational websites at the University of Leeds in 1993. He’s now a national adviser to higher education, based at the University of Bath. I’m not surprised when he tells me I was wrong to confiscate my son’s computer. “When I was doing my physics A level, I had one standard textbook in which everything was gospel. Your son can go online, find information that challenges the text and then he can network with others, compare notes and even e-mail the experts.”

I can see that that broadens his knowledge, but does it deepen it? “Education has always been about absorbing the facts first and reflecting on them second. Technology is not hampering that, but take away his laptop and you are just setting him up for a rebellion,” Kelly says. “The technology tide is unstoppable.”

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