Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The technology changes of the past three decades continue to be bounded by challenges that impede our efforts to effectively exploit the full value of IT investments.

That technology journey— our technology journey—has taken all of us many places over the past three decades. The journey has been fueled, in part, by great expectations for the use of new technologies in education—expectations that were articulated well before the first PCs and Macs even arrived on college and university campuses. For example, in a 1913 newspaper interview, the prolific inventor Thomas Edison proclaimed: "Books will soon be obsolete in the public schools. Scholars will be instructed through the eye. It is possible to teach every branch of human knowledge with the motion picture. Our school system will be completely changed in ten years."

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.

("The more things change, the more things stay the same.")

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