A lifetime of change

Anyone who started working in the 60’s and 70’s never thought that their lives would be impacted by technology in a never ending pace. Fax machines, personal computers, internet for all, the first mobile phones, mp3, widescreen color tv, flat screens, digital photography and video, car computers, GPS, YouTube, Yahoo, Google, and so on. I’m sure you can name a lot more fantastic innovations you encountered in your life and made a change. At first these innovations came gradually and the impact on the daily job wasn’t transforming the way whole companies were organized.

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3 reasons why a teacher-less classroom is not likely to happen

1 The teacher is key

Even if future learning will become more and more data driven, the teacher is the human footprint in the learning process. He is the counselor, the tower of strength, the one to trust, the crucial human interface. Being an ex-teacher and ex-principal I know that machine learning alone will not deliver the best outcome. Motivation is indispensable and besides the game mechanics in the learning platform of the future the teacher is no matter what key in the learning processes.

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