Schools are failing our children simply because they are technophobes - Telegraph | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it

Few industries have been left unscathed by the digital revolution.... Schools are the worst technophobes but universities have also failed to keep up, still mostly requiring students to study full time on location and pay increasingly unaffordable fees for the privilege of listening to often mediocre lectures. Many universities remain fixated on research. That is inappropriate for most youngsters, for whom going to university is an increasingly utilitarian quest to prepare them for employment. The result is mass failure: schools that don’t deliver and increasingly uneconomic and irrelevant universities, providing an education that suits neither students nor their employers.