“Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology” written by Allan Collins and Halverson was published recently. The topic of the book is extremely relevant, though certainly not new. The urgent need to implement new informational technologies and more important new educative practices using those technologies in traditional school settings in the United States. Basically, the question is if the integration of  mass schooling with the learning practices that new technologies enable is possible  or even relevant. The book offers worthwhile perspectives to debate  and rethink the future model of education and the role of school.

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Book Description:

The digital revolution has hit education, with more and more classrooms plugged into the whole wired world. But are schools making the most of new technologies? Are they tapping into the learning potential of today s Firefox/Facebook/cell phone generation? Have schools fallen through the crack of the digital divide? In Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology, Allan Collins and Richard Halverson argue that the knowledge revolution has transformed our jobs, our homes, our lives, and therefore must also transform our schools. Much like after the school-reform movement of the industrial revolution, our society is again poised at the edge of radical change. To keep pace with a globalized technological culture, we must rethink how we educate the next generation or America will be left behind. This groundbreaking book offers a vision for the future of American education that goes well beyond the walls of the classroom to include online social networks, distance learning with anytime, anywhere access, digital home schooling models, video-game learning environments, and more.
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