The Pros and Cons of Technology in the Classroom

Invited Speakers:
Roy Pea, Director, Center for Technology in Learning, SRI International
Larry Cuban, Professor of Education, Stanford University

Bay Area School Reform Collaborative Funders' Learning Community Meeting
Palo Alto, CA February 5, 1998
[Edited by Speakers]
The debate over the value and role of computing technology in K-12 classrooms rages on. Nationally recognized experts on the subject, Dr. Roy Pea and Dr. Larry Cuban, offer their insights in this transcript of speeches each gave in 1988 to a gathering of organizations that fund school reform projects. At the time of the debate, Roy Pea was Director of the Center for Technology in Learning, SRI International. He was formerly Dean of the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. He is currently on the National Academy of Science's Committee on Developments in the Sciences of Learning. Larry Cuban is a Professor of Education at Stanford University. He is author of Teachers and Machines: The Classroom Use of Technology Since 1920 and co-author ofTinkering Toward Utopia : A Century of Public School Reform (with David Tyack).
Related article from 2008 referencing this debate.

Technology and Education Reform
Online Book

Google Search with Keywords Technology in Education Pros and Cons

Interesting Blog Post, 2008, on Technology in Education

5 Minute Video on the Pros and Cons

WikiBook- Social and Cultural Foundations of American Education/Technology/Pros and Cons