Where Infrastructure Meets Innovation in Education

MOVING CUP TO LIP: That's the metaphor that Dr. Kenneth Green, founding director of The Campus Computing Project, uses to address the age-old déjà vu question: what does it take for technology to really have an effect in education? His keynote presentation at Saylor Foundation's 2013 Digital Education Conference dishes out nuggets of wisdom as he explores how the absence of infrastructure has so far affected acceptance and adoption of MOOCs, digital textbooks, tablets--you name the tech. (Here are the accompanying PDF slides.) Along the way, he's got a few thoughts on why we--and the media--need to seriously refine our consumer-guided expectations for how technology ought to work in schools. Perhaps best of all, he closes with some suggestions we definitely encourage!

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