Oddly these “5 ways tech startups can disrupt the education system” all take schools and classrooms as “givens”

How disruptive can you be if you assume that the basic of architecture and power relationships of education are going to remain unchanged? I can’t help feeling frustrated that this piece half-recognises that learning could take radically different forms — see the excerpt below — but then talks about working within existing structures.

In preparing to write several back-to-school stories for ReadWriteWeb, I initially considered a post featuring some of these “interesting” and “revolutionary” ed-tech startups. But instead of another list of disruptive ed-tech startups, I’d like to offer a list of the 5 disruptive things ed-tech startups are doing. I would love to hear your thoughts – as educators, as entrepreneurs – on what other metrics you might use for evaluating this disruption. After all, if as Bill Gates suggests that in five years the best education will come from the web, we should probably consider now what we want that education to look like if it’s to be different than just an online version of that old factory model.

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2 Responses to “Oddly these “5 ways tech startups can disrupt the education system” all take schools and classrooms as “givens””
  1. RT @agilelearn Oddly these “5 ways tech startups can disrupt the education system” http://amplify.com/u/9hha < nice share 🙂

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