I love hardware as much as the next geek, but solving our ed tech problems will require one heck of an ecosystem; hardware is a tiny piece of the puzzle.
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Chris Dawson is a freelance writer, consultant, and policy advocate with 20 years of experience in education, technology, and the intersection of the two.
Hardware is only a tiny part of the problem we need to solve to get educational resources into kids' hands (both literally and figuratively) at scale.
The eTextbook industry got a big publicity and market education boost last week with Apple's announcements. What it didn't get was the market revolution it could have.
One of my New Year's resolutions was to use Moodle for everything. It's very possible to build entire sites with a huge community interaction component without much coding.
Why does this make me think of my oldest son? He's an English major, of course!
No, really, I'll be actually keeping these resolutions.
Here's hoping I'm more accurate than I was last year.
If you had asked me in 2010, these technologies would have been a much bigger deal than they were.
Should schools be providing necessary tech tools to students or do students need a greater sense of ownership?
Or, for that matter, the standalone LMS? Or LIMS? Or any other MS?