CEC Faculty Articles

Title

From the Desk of the Executive Editor: Digital Toys and Learning Tools

Document Type

Editorial

Date

Spring 1-1-2007

Publication Title

Journal of Instruction Delivery Systems

ISSN or ISBN

0892-4872

Volume

21

Issue

2

First Page

3

Last Page

4

Description

Society evolved from the industrial to the computer and then to the communications/information age in less than half a century while education, which should be grounded in society, continues to lag behind. Probably the best definition for technology is that which did not exist in one’s youth. Accepting that thinking, children should use in school the computer tools they use outside of school. But wait! Are all the home-based computer tools suitable for learning or are some just digital toys?

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