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Can tablets replace teachers

This article appeared on the BBC news site half an hour ago.  There is also a video but you have to have access to a UK proxy to view it.   I’m sure it’ll appear on youtube soon.  Basically 7 schools in the Netherlands have gone towards personalized learning and all students learn on tablets.  Teachers act mainly as coaches and mentors.

There is also a related article/video on the site in which Thailand’s goal to distribute a tablet to every child is discussed.

Links are below

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23845345

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So what do you think this means for us as educators?  Will we be relegated to the role (and pay point) of teaching assistants?  How does this impact instructional design?

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