Sunday, July 25, 2010


Having just read Heading in a New Direction I immediately began to wonder if the only way changes will occur in the field of educational technology is if change is driven from the top as mentioned in the above blog.  I sure hope not.

Who are the drivers of change?  History has a unique answer to this question.  Historical revolutions point at people and society being the instigators of change.  Many a king or ruler have been deposed by the people they govern.  Change came from within, from individuals wanting something better for themselves and their countries.  The same ought to be for educational technology in the classrooms. 

Leaders in educational technology need to bring awareness to teachers regarding what technology can do to increase student learning and interaction in the classroom.  When teachers begin to demand the tools to allow them to become more effective in the classroom, changes can and will occur.

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