Rethinking Education in the Age of
Overall, my reaction to this
book was very positive. It has
widened my thinking concerning
education and the path we are
currently taking as a society. I
enjoyed learning where we have
been and where we are going in the
American schooling system.
Regardless of technology skeptics,
the learning environment and the
way we learn is changing.
It was very interesting to read
about how our current school
structure came into being. This
provided me with a plethora of
knowledge on how instructional
technology has changed over time.
This made me really understand
how important technology has
become in the area of education
and its endless potential.
Classrooms have already made
great gains in the use of
technology. About 10-15 years ago,
The authors pointed out that
technology advances are not a
substitute to teaching but a tool to
help facilitate the learning process.
The authors discussed how
parents are starting to take on more
of a stronger role in their child’s
education. This is due to current
innovations in technology. Although
this seems encouraging, there are some
issues that could potential be
unfavorable. Our society is already
divisive along many lines and the
introduction of more individualized
Isolation could become a real
problem as more and more
interaction comes in the form of
electronic communication and less
The author’s seemed to be in
favor of learning that occurs outside
of the traditional school setting.
Homeschooling, workplace learning,
internet cafes, etc. were all
mentioned as non-traditional places