I’ve been catching up on weeks of professional reading over this weekend, my poor Feedly was positively groaning at the seams it was so full of unread items. Anyway along the way I became distracted while reading the Edudemic blog and ended up on this a post from 2011 on the Evolution of Classroom Technology. What is surprising really is how long it took between the developments. We were stuck for ages between developments. I couldn’t help wondering if that would ever be the case again given the rate of change in recent years compared to back in the day.
We’ve certainly come a long way but some things seem hauntingly similar to many years ago. For example, Thomas Edison said in 1925 that “books will soon be obsolete in schools. Scholars will soon be instructed through the eye.” I’m pretty sure this is exactly what people are saying these days about the iPad.