Screen Sharing Brings Tutors to the Inner City
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  • WigWag

    “Dangerous” or “sketchy” parts of New York; where would those be? New York City has the lowest crime rate of any significantly sized city in America. I can’t think of a single neighborhood in New York that I would be afraid to go, at least during daytime. Perhaps it’s because I dont own a Rolex.

  • a nissen

    This WRM find is a mirror image of gated communities—a more meaningful society proposed here:

    http://wwww.c-spanvideo.org/program/DontSh
    (Author’s Presentation: “Don’t Shoot”, David Kennedy 2011)

    TAI readers please advise: is the proposal blue or red?

  • thibaud

    Schools of the future will invert our current model of home and classroom-based work.

    Lessons will be delivered remotely, ie to the student’s home computer. Students will be able to scroll back and forth, link to other sources for deeper or alternate explorations, pick up where they left off, repeat difficult portions, and tap into collective wisdom through online Quora-style Q&A.

    What we call “homework” today will in future be done in the class: supervised exercises with immediate feedback from teachers who act more like tutors, hovering and floating from workstation to workstation to check on and correct students’ work in real time.

    The teaching profession will morph into two distinct roles, the star lecturers (who will be very few in number) and the tutors. Tutors will have to have deep subject knowledge and will specialize in a subject. They will have less need of skills in classroom management, psychology etc of the sort that the Education schools focus on imparting.

    Far more efficient and effective, and the teaching profession’s quality will improve significantly as well. No more need for bottom-quartile grads from third-rate schools.

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