ERIC Number: EJ1041916
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Reference Count: 12
How Will the Ed-Tech Industry Shape Student Reading?
Knowledge Quest, v43 n1 p16-21 Sep-Oct 2014
The promise is that education technologies will reshape the ways in which we teach and learn, the ways in which we read and write and communicate. Indeed, new hardware and new software are often marketed to schools and libraries with language that stresses their transformative and innovative potential, even when, upon closer inspection, it may well be that these new tools simply update or expedite existing practices. Whether or not the changes ed-tech will bring about are as radical as some of the PR hype suggests, it is clear that the education-technology industry does have a powerful influence on the design and development of new tools, as well as on the policies that push their adoption. In light of all of this, this article asks and answers how the ed-tech industry might be poised to shape the future of reading.
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Influence of Technology, Reading Improvement, Reading Programs, Politics of Education, Investment, School Business Relationship, Technological Advancement, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Innovation
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