Education technology: John Runkles at TEDxBergenCommunityCollege

For many of us, the web is to learning what fast food is to cuisine: quick, cheap, fattening. Massive quantities of low-quality information floods the modern student’s day, displacing genuine, original thought. The effective education technology of the future will slow down the student and make space for deep, original, creative thought.

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