Technology in education and the failure to communicate

In the 1960s Kay quit his career as a professional musician to focus on ARPA research, .

In the 1970s, Kay joined Xerox Corporation's Palo Alto Research Center, PARC. In the 1970s he was one of the key members there to develop prototypes of networked workstations

Kay said. "I've used the analogy of what would happen if you put a piano in every classroom. If there is no other context, you will get a "chopsticks" culture, and maybe even pop culture... 'the music is not in the piano.'"

Alan Kay, is one of the earliest pioneers of object-oriented programming, personal computing, and graphical user interfaces.

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The Alan Kay piano analogy is spot on


What does the word collaboration mean to you? What technology tools have you used in collaboration?

Given the task of making sure teachers and students can properly log on to various network resources and internet websites, what do you see as the biggest challenges? How would you address those challenges?


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