September 13, 2011

There won’t be schools in the future…. I think the computer will blow up the school. That is, the school defined as something where there are classes, teachers running exams, people structured in groups by age, following a curriculum-all of that. The whole system is based on a set of structural concepts that are incompatible with the presence of the computer. …But this will happen only in communities of children who have access to computers on a sufficient scale.  (Seymour Papert 1984)

Cuban, L. (January 1, 1986) Teaching and Machines: The Classroom Use of Technology Since 1920. NY: Teachers College Press.

Thanks to Ihor Charischak for the contribution!

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