Share Paper: Revolution or Evolution? Lessons from Nearly a Half Century of Computers and Learning

  1. Saul Carliner, Concordia University, Canada

Abstract: According to the CBC, “we have seen a seismic shift in the way we value the traditional way to teach… [It ] began with the advent of computers, smart phones and tablets; then veered to learning from professors on screens, the proliferation of virtual classrooms and the launch of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses.)” Or has it? This keynote tracks a half century of experience with computers in education. Many of the approaches promised to cause seismic shifts in learning (or at least, some sort of shift). Some did; others disappointed. As part of its review, this keynote helps participants ...