[LINK] school ain't what it used to be
stephen at melbpc.org.au
Tue Jun 1 23:14:54 EST 2004
At 01:22 PM 31/05/2004 +1000, Richard wrote:
> Daniel, as you said ..
>> All of this takes time from what the real job should be
>> -- which is teaching in a classroom.
Yes, and as always, teaching / utilizing / modelling the utilization
of most / all of the commonly available technologies, from video
>> It strikes me that computers in school are not primarily for
>> the benefit of the students or the teachers, but the managers
>> because it gives them something to measure.
No .. schools have computers because Australia wants them to.
Eg.. I well remember, ten years ago, adults requesting shopping
dockets to provide another Apple llE to the local primary school.
> You left out: - the vendors who funded the studies which proved
> that you have to have computers;
Haha .. but, who cares if Microsoft says schools need computers?
The case has been proven many times. For example, and as Evan
Arthur posted in this thread last week:
> You probably already have seen this but if not it is interesting stuff:
> Evan Arthur
> Acting Group Manager
> Innovation and Research Systems Group
Just by the way, Richard.. apologies for some delay in that reference
to the major NSW School Computer Co-ordinator mailing list. I was
subscribed, but the list was simply too busy ... so I un-subed, and so
had to hunt up the location from old emails. Here 'tis .. it's a splendid
NSW .edu asset http://nswceg.org.au/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/nswcc
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