The Modern Classroom

If you took a nineteenth century doctor and put him (it would have been a him of course) into a modern Casualty Room, he would not have a clue how to work. On the other hand, if you took a nineteenth century teacher into a modern classroom, much of the set up would be very recognisable.
This was pointed out recently by someone from Pearson, the publishing group. They are reportedly investing heavily in e-learning platforms and media for use in schools and assessment paradigms.
Although moodle and other similar facilities have been around for quite a while now, there has not been a noticeable effect on the way schools operate. We do use email at my school for some homework submissions, but otherwise we are still very close to how things were done in the past.

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