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Continuing introduction of new technologies and new media adds little to the quality of most education: Are profit interests in too great of control of education tech?

Continuing introduction of new technologies and new media adds little to the quality of most education: Are profit interests in too great of control of education tech?
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  • Schools control much more of education tech than profit interests.

    The introduction of technology and new media into schools is controlled by the schools themselves. Furthermore, much of the recent addition of technology and new media to schools has been for the better. Tablets as replacements for textbooks, for example, are much more efficient. Profit interests, whatever level of involvement they have, is still controlled at the school district level.

  • No, technology is critical to jobs training.

    No, technology continues to be worth the cost in education systems. In the business world, familiarity with technology is extremely important. Those who are comfortable with technology have respect and job security. Schools cannot take this mandate too seriously. Technology should be incorporated in everyday learning, as well as taught independently as a separate subject. This prepares students for the real world.


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