Friday, March 18th, 2011
What’s the difference between technology that does the same-old-same-old, but faster or at a larger scale, and technology that can really transform a system?
And you know by system we mean education system.
IBM’s Robin Willner gives a grantmaker’s perspective:
In 1994, IBM posed a deceptively simple set of questions to district superintendents and chief state school officers: Is there a long-standing barrier to school improvement that you think can be addressed by emerging technology to accelerate the pace of reform and support student achievement? What have you always wanted to do for students, teachers or parents that might finally be possible? What are the critical levers for change that could be enhanced through technology?
Most education leaders were stumped . . .
Find out why, and what IBM did about it, by reading Robin’s full post, on the Harvard Business Review blog.