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ERIC Number: EJ1001752
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
Digital Learning for All. Now
Costa, Jonathan P., Sr.
Principal Leadership, v13 n1 p54-58 Sep 2012
The evidence is undeniable and abundant: the future of learning and work is digital. Yet despite the possibilities, progress toward a truly 21st century learning environment is painfully lacking: the printed page still forms the foundation of learning for most students. How can public schools meet the challenges of the modern learner when they are consistently using tools essentially unchanged since Gutenberg? The truth is, they can't. Without one-to-one technology access, the full potential of instructional opportunity is stunted. Most educators agree with the goals of having one-to-one technology access but are then stymied by the economics of achieving one-to-one status when they want to move forward. They simply see no fiscal strategy that makes it possible to buy every student an Internet-capable, 21st century learning device. One possible solution discussed here is a bring your own device (BYOD) protocol that would encourage students to bring their own Internet-capable devices to school and to use them as the primary platforms for learning. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A