Eric Schmidt: How education needs to handle a world of information

I did a YouTube search on “Children talk about using digital technology in school” and found a really interesting link that was not about children as such, or having them talk about their use of different forms of technology (which was the intention of my search) but which was valuable nonetheless.

This was the link:

Eric Schmidt at the Celebration of Teaching and Learning

in education and learning, is technology doing all it can to help us? Is technology on the cutting edge? Is technology delivering its promise? 

Start playing at search term (40:44)

What I found really interesting about this link was that it actually led me to a specific part of a long video (over an hour) that contained a section where Eric Schmidt (now Executive chairman of Google) talked about the importance of technology.

This idea of starting in a long video at a specific part which relates to a search term was really powerful to me. It made me think about the wider idea of how technology can be used to further learning. It related very much to Schmidt’s point in the video that schools haven’t come to terms with a world of information that is instantly accessible and which can be accessed by technology that is becoming cheaper and more powerful by the year (in an exponential growth).

I would recommend that you access the video at the point of the search term and watch Schmidt as he explains how technology has made the old forms of teaching and learning redundant and how we all need to adapt to a changed world of information that grows by huge amounts on a daily basis (even this blog is adding one tiny segment to today’s input to our well of knowledge!).


About malbell

I am a retired Teaching and Learning Consultant. Previously I was a Primary school headteacher and deputy headteacher. I enjoy reading, doing MOOCs and learning new things.
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