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Biggest concerns & challenges with technology.

  • Time consuming maintenance: constant upgrades to software, incapability between software & operating systems, incapability with other programs or equipment. Constant equipment maintenance & the necessity of multiple connectors.
  • Lack of hi-speed Wi-Fi that is available to everybody. Internet connectivity / social status.
  • Underplaying product placement & marketing.

Why technology is worth the trouble.

Reason 1: It helps students become more independent learners. Learning how and where to find relevant information is the skill of the future. It allows student to contribute content. Students are more actively engaged.

Reason 2: It gives power to the people. Access to knowledge is essential in a democratic society. I particularly like the idea of free courses that make learning accessible to all.

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