What Can Technology Learn from the Brain?



Much of this book, like most writing on educational technology, focuses on what we can learn from technology. This chapter takes the opposite point of view: what technology can learn from us. We have chosen this contrarian route for several reasons. First, as educators who develop technology (both of us work at CAST, on educational research and development organization), we are always looking for ways to develop better learning technologies. At least for the present, there is no better learning (or teaching) technology than the human brain, so we are continually looking at how the brain goes about the tasks of learning and teaching. What can we, as educators who design technology, learn about better design from the ways in which our own brains are designed?


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