Technology and the New Paradigm of Education


It should be apparent that technology will play a crucial role in the success of the Information-Age paradigm of education. It will enable a quantum improvement in student learning, and likely at a lower cost per student per year than in the current Industrial-Age paradigm. Just as the electronic spreadsheet made the accountant’s job quicker, easier, and less expensive, the kind of system described here will make the teacher’s job quicker, easier, and less expensive. However, the use of technology must be theory-driven to realize its potential contribution.