Agenda: Class 2

ET 690 Educational Technology Seminar

"Even if a narrative places one in hell, it is better to be there than to be nowhere. To be nowhere means to live in a barren culture, one that offers no vision of the past or future, no clear voice of authority, no organizing principles. In such a culture, what are schools for? What can they be for?" --Postman, pp. 12-13

"Free human dialogue, wandering wherever the agility of the mind allows, lies at the heart of education. If teachers do not have the time, the incentive, or the wit to provide that, if students are too demoralized, bored, or distracted to muster the attention their teachers need of them, then that is the educational problem which has to be solved--and solved from inside the experience of the teachers and the students. Defaulting to the computer is not a solution; it is a surrender." Roszak, p. 63

"It would be nice if the challenges that parents and policy makers face when confronted with fads like school technology consisted of nothing more than the basic pedagogical questions: What is the purpose of school? What is the true nature of academic work?" Oppenheimer, p. 191

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