The Education-Technology Revolution Is Coming

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Education institutions must learn to incorporate technology or risk being left behind.


There are a lot of reasons but one of the biggest is the way that technology has given rise to a new kind of education consumer—the active learner—who is using technology to drive change in ways that we haven’t seen before. In the past, change was usually a top-down process, led by campus administrators, district leaders, and other officials. It was often slow in coming, if at all. Look at technology: Mainframe computing gave way to client/server computing and later intranet computing. These shifts were slow and phased—an orderly rollout from the administration with little urgency or room for consumer choice.

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