This focus on collaboration as a valuable outcome of educational technology comes from a business leader. -JL
Guest post written by Chuck Dietrich Chuck Dietrich is CEO of SlideRocket. Chuck Dietrich: Learning 2.0.
There is a raging debate about the effectiveness of the ‘digital classroom’ – with arguments solely focused on the $31.2 billion education technology market and whether the investment is delivering a return to cash-strapped school districts.
In the heated discussion over education technology, we are missing out on a crucial component of education – the ethos of how to work together. Collaborative technology is a valuable aid in teaching students to engage in meaningful discussion, take responsibility for their own learning and become critical thinkers in a rapidly-shifting world – skills necessary for success in the 21st century workforce.