Thursday, December 10, 2009


Schools often measure achievement and learning by pointing to test scores or grades.

But some education experts say there’s as much, if not more, learning going on outside the classroom thanks to technology. Allan Collins has taught education and social policy at Northwestern University. He says children learn by playing games. And video games, hand-held devices, and online communities keep their minds busy almost all the time. But Collins cautions not everyone is benefiting from the high-tech bonanza. He is the co-author with Richard Halverson of Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology: The Digital Revolution and Schooling in America.

Picture: Dr. Allan Collins (right), the author of "Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology" with Dr. Petrosino (Dec 2009)

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