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carolyn hassard

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It is a moral imperative for education systems to find a way to integrate collaborative technology if public education is to survive.

The reality and potential of ‘technology’ is making education a global issue of unsurpassed magnitude. For ‘schools’ to remain relevant, educators need to get beyond the debates that revolve primarily around reaction and management– so issues like plagiarism , the citation of sources, issues of ‘reliable source’ to reactions to managing competing interests during 'learning time', objections to multi-tasking, using cell phones to collaborate and access information and funding issues for one computer per child paradigms - to start a dialogue about the true potential of technology to inspire curricular innovation.

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    Aug 4 2011: I agree. If you've ever heard of Khan Academy you know that technology has already radically changed the way students of all ages can receive education. But as Ken Robbinson points out, no real change can come until our education system is revamped from an industrial model, to one that is personalized for each child's needs, goals and interests. For more information on Khan Academy search for Salman Khan in google or Ted.