The Paradox of Classroom Technology

August 04, 2016
The Paradox of Classroom Technology

Integrating technology into the classroom takes much more effort than handing out devices. According to a new report from an education researcher, there's little evidence that students are using digital tools for learning in classrooms.

Governments, schools and systems as well as the philanthropic community have invested heavily in technology to keep up with the demands of 21st century learners. Even after years of huge public and private investments and the sheer number of technology-in-education initiatives (1:1 computing, e-Rate, P-TECH, STEM), one would think that students’ use of digital tools and technology for learning in K-12 settings would be ubiquitous. It is in fact the contrary.