High Tech Heretic: Why Computers Do (Paperback)
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Short Description for High Tech Heretic: Why Computers Do Stoll examines the cry for and against computers in the classroom, and offers a pointed critique of the hype surrounding computers and their benefits in education.
- Published: 01 October 2000
- Format: Paperback 240 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780385489768 ISBN 10: 0385489765
- Sales rank: 844,416
Full description for High Tech Heretic: Why Computers Do
The cry for and against computers in the classroom is a topic of concern to parents, educators, and communities everywhere. Now, from a Silicon Valley hero and bestselling technology writer comes a pointed critique of the hype surrounding computers and their real benefits, especially in education. In High-Tech Heretic, Clifford Stoll questions the relentless drumbeat for "computer literacy" by educators and the computer industry, particularly since most people just use computers for word processing and games--and computers become outmoded or obsolete much sooner than new textbooks or a good teacher. As one who loves computers as much as he disdains the inflated promises made on their behalf, Stoll offers a commonsense look at how we can make a technological world better suited for people, instead of making people better suited to using machines.