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Friday, August 26, 2011

The Future of Education?

From the Education Stormfront blog site: This post is a wonderful discussion on the future of education. You should click here to see all the comments and videos. There are three clips from a 1988 Bill Moyers interview  of Isaac Asimov (section 2 is below).

Mr. Asimov has some very interesting observations about the future of education. Remember these comments were made before the internet and cell phones. A quote:  “Once we have computer outlets in every home, each of them hooked up to enormous libraries where anyone can ask any question and be given answers, be given reference materials, be something you’re interested in knowing, from an early age, however silly it might seem to someone else… that’s what YOU are interested in, and you can ask, and you can find out, and you can do it in your own home, at your own speed, in your own direction, in your own time… Then, everyone would enjoy learning. Nowadays, what people call learning is forced on you, and everyone is forced to learn the same thing on the same day at the same speed in class, and everyone is different.”

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