24 Aug

11th grader helps explain classroom technology to WaPo readers

“Based on my year away from traditional school, I think we’re looking at a new method too narrowly. Classroom education is not a relic. And online learning isn’t a pale imitation of ‘real’ education, a dumbed-down version that endangers quality and excellence. The reality lies where it usually does — somewhere in between.”

(Via Why I spent 10th grade online – The Washington Post.)

I found the article thoughtful. It calls for looking for things that MOOCs can do better and using them there, but not throwing out the baby with the bathwater, because collaborative real-space environs allow education as well.

I think the author has the right of it.