- Barrier Schools: Schools that create barriers between students and Internet technologies (between students and the world).
- Barrier Funding Mechanisms: Davis is addressing school funding here, but I think the business models for ed-tech companies is another big consideration here (Ning, anyone?)
- Barrier Thinking: "I'm not one who thinks that we destroy everything we have," writes Davis, "but it is time for policy makers and leaders to realize that if a barrier has been built, it can also be dismantled. To remove walls, the first stone is always taken away in the mind of one person." Barrier thinking operates in a lot of ways. We often point fingers at educators as having traditional mindsets; I think there are plenty of folks in the (ed)tech world who may have their own archaic views of what happens in a classroom.
by Audrey Watters on 07 Aug, 2010
Audrey Watters is an education writer, a recovering academic, a serial dropout, a rabble-rouser, and some days, ed-tech's Kassandra.
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