Yesterday, the Fordham Institute released two papers on digital learning. One of these reports examines the effects on the digital era on school funding and the other discussed teachers’ roles in the age of digital instruction. Bill Tucker did a great job of summarizing both of these papers in his The Quick and The Ed article titled Review of New Fordham Digital Learning Papers.
In a review of the working papers on the Huffington Post, Tom Vander Ark concludes that, “The Hassels’ primary assertion is that in the age of digital learning, ‘Teacher effectiveness may matter even more than it does today.’” Vander Ark goes on to say that, “In short, this is the best current description of the implications of digital learning on learning professionals.”
I agree with Vander Ark’s assessment that this is the best description I have seen about the effects of edtech on the teaching profession.