Bill Gates’ syllabus for tech and education

CNET reports that speaking at the Microsoft Government Leadership Forum, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates said that technology will greatly impact the manner in which people select educational institutions. During the forum, Gates laid out his vision for how technology is going to transform learning. Gates did say that in light of predictions about television, video tapes, and software that haven’t come true, "We need to be humble in making predictions of how technology will affect education." However, Gates said that he believes that the reasons people select colleges and universities will all be changed by technology. Lectures will be distributed on the web, students can hold long-distance study groups via chat rooms, and accreditation will happen for students all over the world–regardless of location. Gates said that the role of the teacher will still be fundamental to learning, but we must train them in IT and more tools must be created for them……

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