While the allure of a silver bullet is difficult to resist, silver bullets stand to do more damage than we think. In this post, I discuss the problem with the silver bullet and other associated problems that are caused by the mere talk of the silver bullet.
A tool is only useful if you have the understanding and underlying know-how to use it adequately. Furthermore, you have to have a purpose first, then a strategy/model/plan to achieve your goal, and finally can you then begin to consider the appropriate tools to employ. Then and only then do tools take on a clear meaning, become easier to learn, and stand the chance of delivering results.
Over the last few days, I have had several discussions about the use of technology in education. Every time I discuss it, I form my argument around one central question, how can technology enhance the learning experience? I think it is important to look at it this way versus how technology might make the delivery […]