Rupert Murdoch at the eG8 summit


Rupert Murdoch in the Edtech space

Take a few minutes to get over the out-of touch descriptions of classrooms at the beginning – I don’t recognise the chalk & talk scenario he describes. He illustrates his vision with some exciting examples he’s seen at the end. The power of what he is saying  is in the challenge for educators to realise commesurate productivity gains through technology as seen by business, science and  medicine. He challenges the one assumption we often cling to in this country that failure is caused by poverty as “arrogant… you can build human capital even in extreme circumstances” ( famously  illustrated  by Sugata Mitra, and Charles Leadbeater and no doubt many others)  and unless I misunderstood – seems to advocate challenging, personalised learning experiences for everyone  and an open-source type  approach to sharing and availability of resources. Wow. Is the world of education ready to take him on? Can we afford not to?


About catrionao

I'm a lecturer at UWS and a PhD student at Stirling University, studying a school based practice of teacher professional learning.
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