How technology impacts adult ed


Tech guru Corbin Ball has written an interesting new article on how technology is impacting adult education. The upshot of many of his points is that the Web is making us more impatient with some of the typical meeting problems, like PowerPoint abuse and talking head lecturers&8212;it's about time we just said no to this stuff! But new tech tools also are giving us lots of ways to augment learning through audience participation, from real-time Web-based audience polling on cellphones to blogging and Web archives of conference sessions. He doesn't break any really new ground, but it's a good wrap-up of what's going on technologically and how it is shaping the learning environment.

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