He asks a better question about technology and learning:
At a conference last week, Mark Weston from Dell computing stated that asking the question, "Does technology improve student learning?" is the wrong question.This is where I am at (and I think an unpopular viewpoint.) After making this product and that product, if the technology just creates an alternative to a traditional assignment, then it is not an improvement in learning (though may be more engaging.)
The question should be, "Does technology support the practices that improve student learning?"
The change needs to be in pedagogy and that is where we need to work.
In regards to my reliance on a wiki, it changes how information is shared, and how students can collaborate. I use it primarily not just for that but also in an attempt to go paperless. It has been the one thing that has really bugged me over the years as I am very much an environmentalist.
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