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Methods of studying for students have changed very little for many years - though The Internet has given us access to a wealth of unfiltered information, traditionally the university experience has revolved around sitting in lectures, sitting in the library, cramming revision in, re-writing notes and highlighting textbooks.
Tech can provide a huge range of opportunities for learning, I don't think you can argue against that. But I sometimes think there needs to be a little thought into what's used, how it's used, and what the outcomes are.
There is an opportunity to broaden horizons here, but in many ways it emphasises the distance away from these magical places, rather than revealing what children would need to do to have greater social mobility and experience them in the real world.
As more and more schools are using 1:1 devices, such as smart phones or tablets, as part of lessons, it cannot be just assumed that parents will know how to support their children in managing a healthy relationship with technology.
How do we become adults? Is it by quietly learning, from our books, teachers and parents, until we have enough knowledge to go out into the world? Or is it by writing our own rules, taking risks and trying new ways of doing things?
Is there a crisis in education? Can technology help solve it? University applications by UK students have dropped by 1% according
Children growing up today are past masters at mobile. They're weaned early onto digital, their little minds soothed, calmed and cajoled with touchscreen time. As parents, we marvel at how quickly mere babes in arms master the swipe, double tap and pinch zoom.