"All this newfangled technology is going to make young people stupid. This is a very old argument, dating back (at least) to 370-ish BC, when Plato wrote the The Phaedrus. Like the better-known Republic, Phaedrus is written as a conversation between the character of Socrates and other people. At one point, Socrates tells a legend of an Egyptian god who invents writing and tries to give the gift of the written word to a wise king. The king is ... less than enthused."
Debates about education are by no means new: What’s the best way to teach? What’s the best way to learn? What should the curriculum be? Who should have access to specialized knowledge and specialized training? How does technology impact all of these questions?
Wie wird das Lernen von morgen in deutschen Schulen aussehen? E-Books könnten dabei eine zentrale Rolle spielen - so beginnen die USA und vor allem Südkorea schon heute damit, ihre Unterrichtsmaterialien durch elektronische Bücher zu ergänzen.