By Ed Nawotka
In today’s editorial, Ron Mobed of Cengage Learning argues that digital tools and content turbocharge traditional education. Within the piece, he cites a 2009 UCLA study that “found that students learn better when they become engaged in a trial-and-error method to find information, rather than simply use Google or Wikipedia to reveal answers.” Translation: when students have to work a little harder to find information, they genuinely learn something. It’s essentially a retooling of the “Give a man a fish, he eats for a day; teach a man to fish, he eats forever” argument. So, do Google and Wikipedia ultimately rob students of a real education?
Read Ron Mobed’s editorial and let us know in the comments.