In a few short years, technology has become a major component of K-12 education, from math games students can play at home to specialized AP classes offered only online. But now that most of human knowledge is just a keystroke away, some are asking whether we should be rethinking not just how kids learn, but what they learn, and what skills will be needed in a rapidly changing world. We explore the promise and peril of technology and education.

Guests

  • Sam Chaltain Education writer and strategic communications consultant; author of "Our School: Searching for Community in the Era of Choice" (Spring 2014)
  • June Ahn Professor, College of Information Studies and the College of Education, University of Maryland, College Park.
  • Terri Schwartzbeck Chair, Arlington Superintendent's Advisory Committee on Technology; Senior Digital Outreach Associate, Alliance for Excellent Education
  • Lindsey Tepe Policy Analyst, Education Policy Program, New America Foundation

Related Links

Topics + Tags

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

Redressing Segregation In Maryland’s Public Higher Education

Thursday, Nov 16 2017The federal court judge who ruled that Maryland's public universities were unlawfully segregated rejected solutions proposed by the state's Higher Education Commission and a group representing a coalition of Maryland Historically Black Colleges and Universities for redressing that segregation. We get an update on the case.