On Mon, Dec 20, 2004 at 10:40:25PM +0100, Sara Trevisan wrote:
> I agree with Nancy.
> The point is, you cannot teach children leaving apart the traditional way of
> teaching in favour of technology alone.
Who is advocating this?
> It's sad to see one who cannot use a PC nowadays, but it's even sadder to
> see one who cannot read or write properly. That would mean technology leads
> people to non-education, being considered not as a mere means of
> communicating and retrieving information but as the aim of education.
No, it would not "mean" that. Might not a third variable be at play?
Perhaps school teachers are not being given enough money? Perhaps people
watch too much bad television? Perhaps we have not figured out how to
adequately address the problems of rapid population growth? Perhaps, for
many, the near-immediate communication provided by the Internet represents a
new kind of communication whose rules may differ from those of 'traditional'
written communication. And perhaps the Internet has simply made more
apparent the fact that many people can't read or write very well.