“This new technology will revolutionize education” is a phrase that we have heard many times over the last century. The motion picture, radio, educational television, computers and tablet computers have all been heralded as the “next big thing” that could change education forever. While there have been many revolutions in the last 100 years, education has largely remained unchanged; we’re still taught in essentially the same way. And it doesn’t look like that is set to change any time soon. So why has technology not revolutionized education? According to Derek Muller from Veritasium, there’s two reasons: technology is not inherently superior to traditional teaching methods, and learning is a social activity.
Check out this video for more of his thoughts on the subject: