What Teachers Think of the Digital Age “Digital Instructions”

What Teachers Think of the Digital Age “Digital Instructions”

  • By Bryan C. Hassel and Emily Ayscue Hassel, Public Impact

The digital learning has grown in prominence, a predictable debate has emerged: Teacher-union officials worry that online learning, educational software, video delivery, and other forms of technology-enabled instruction will be used primarily to replace teachers in a quest to save money. An article on the National Education Association’s website entitled “Laptops are Not Teachers” quotes Idaho Education Association President Sherri Wood criticizing an Idaho education reform law that will give high school students laptops beginning in 2015. The law “trades teachers for technology,” she says. “You simply cannot replace a teacher with a laptop.”

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