By Ayesha Khanna THERE seems to be little doubt that technology will increasingly shape almost all future industries and careers. Headlines abound of the loss of jobs to automation across sectors as diverse as mining and law. Employers also increasingly complain that young college graduates are ill-equipped in the skills needed to work productively. CEOs, parliamentarians, mayors and ministers are responding with rapid-fire funding and calls to add technology to schools. But most are going about it in absolutely the wrong way.
Unfortunately, we associate teaching technology with the availability of computers (and for richer schools, with the prevalence of iMacs and iPads) on campus. We put course material on the Web, and make children search the Web to complete their homework.