What does the Digital Age mean for teachers?
Yesterday, the Fordham Institute released the latest papers in its Creating Sound Policy for Digital Learning series, including Bryan and Emily Hassel’s “Teachers in the Age of Digital Instruction.”
Digital learning is often portrayed as a threat to the teaching
profession, swapping teachers for computers in order to cut budgets.
The reality, the authors argue, will be both more complicated and
rewarding for educators:
We have little doubt that the digital future will
transform education. But rather than an either-or decision between
technology and teachers, we propose that digital education needs
excellent teachers and that the teaching profession needs digital