Are We Asking the Right Questions about Edtech?

SAME OL’ INNOVATION: Why do you use technology in the classroom? What are the costs? Adopt edtech “because it works, not for the sake of modern humanity’s obsession with progress, newness, innovation, and disruption,” argues Jordan Shapiro at Forbes. Shapiro posits that seeing education as an industry leads to a problematic testing culture focused on workplace skills, while edtech done right can help cultivate ethical intelligence, like how game-based learning can encourage self-reflection and empathy.

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