No new app or educational approach will double the speed of human learning in a couple years. Not even the most promising xMOOCs, cMOOCs. Not even the scariest brain enhancing drugs. Not even intense economic and political pressure to extend the accessibility, increase the effectiveness, and reduce the costs of education.
|NOT about human learning!|
Moore's law helps to describe and explain the extraordinary progress of digital information technology. At best, educational institutions can help develop and then use new tools and resources based on the exponential progress of that technology. However, the scale of gains achieved in education by using such technology will never result in exponential improvements in human learning.
- "Moore's Law: The rule that really matters in tech," excellent recent article explaining Moore's Law, providing an update on its progress/viability, and some implications. -by Stephen Shankland, CNET News Cutting Edge, CBS INTERACTIVE INC. October 15, 2012 12:00 AM PDT
- "Moore's Law BOTH Prescient AND Prescriptive" and "No 'Moore's Law' for Learning!" -by Steve Gilbert, TLT-SWG blog, June 13, 2011.
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