By William D. Pflaum
In the course of the expertise increase of the Eighties and Nineties, pcs appeared set to revolutionize schooling. Do any of those delivers sound typical? -Technology might support all scholars research greater, due to multimedia courses in a position to adapting to person wishes, studying kinds, and talent levels.-Technology might remodel the teacher’s function from a purveyor of a one-size-fits-all curriculum to a facilitator of pupil exploration.-Technology might substitute static textbooks with dynamic, interactive studying assets that have been continually up-to-date.-Technology could improve attempt ratings, as engaged and stimulated scholars received complex abilities, problem-solving talents, and a turning out to be thirst for wisdom. via 2001, academic fabrics developer William D. Pflaum had all started to suspect that know-how used to be now not the all-purpose answer it had appeared. He made up our minds to work out how pcs have been rather getting used in U.S. school rooms and launched into a yearlong highway journey to a cross-section of effortless, center, and excessive colleges during the state. during this booklet, he recounts his trip. even though he did locate know-how program to recognize, too frequently he stumbled on damaged supplies: hundreds of thousands spent for little measurable achieve, difficulties rather than recommendations, a repair rather than a fix.This within examine machine use in our faculties stocks the voices, stories, triumphs, and frustrations of educators and scholars in city, rural, and suburban settings. the writer presents perception into the most important roles that desktops presently play within the lecture room and clarifies what we needs to do make sure that the promise of expertise is fulfilled . . . and that scholars really gain.