An article bemoaning that "Few [teachers] are trained to use PCs as creative tools in teaching."

First: teachers who are motivated even a little will find out how to use PCs by themselves. They don't need "training" especially as offered by educrats and their acolytes.

Second: the main problem is not how the teachers use PCs, it's the grossly inflated expectations of what PCs can do for student learning. I'm old enough to remember when film strips where going to "revolutionize" education. Then HP calculators. Then TVs in the classrooms. Now, PCs. But the thing that hasn't changed--and I daresay will never change--is most things that are worth learning require effort.

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