It’s all about Interaction

Mark Bauerlein in the New York Times just published a Sunday Review piece, What’s the Point of a Professor, in which he points to the very important role teachers play by engaging with students, not just in class time, but during office hours, for career advice and for general advice. As we think about educational technology and cognitive tutoring, we mustn’t lose sight of the fact that teacher-student communication is an incredibly important, empowering part of education. Technology does not change that most basic calculus that applies, today, to our educational system just as well as it did fifty years ago.

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