Last year, our principal posed this question to our faculty, write Jody Passanisi and Shara Peters for Scientific American: Can we be rendered obsolete by online learning?

The Khan Academy was receiving widespread attention for propagating the idea of an online learning experience for younger students. There was a general fear among school administrators and teachers in the K-12 education community that this could become an exclusively online learning system; that a computer could replace a teacher, and an online learning environment could replace a classroom.

Could an online learning system replace a classroom? Yes, it could. Will it? Most definitely not.

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