Tuesday, June 01, 2010
BusinessWeek article with Steve Jobs from September 2000

I just accidentally found this article while searching for something completely different. In it, Apple chap Steve Jobs talks about how technology is going to affect classrooms... iPad, anyone?
"I think textbooks have two virtues: They have really good displays -- beautiful color -- and they are portable. And that's about it. Books are wonderful things, and I don't think they're going away. But there are better ways to teach. The best way to teach and learn is to do. But you don't do that with a textbook.

So it will be pretty amazing when all these [technology] resources are brought together. It will get kids to learn by doing. You can inspire kids [with] a lecture, but there is a big gulf between that and actually doing something and getting the experience and confidence that comes from that."