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Lies About Learning Technology

Elliott Masie

Lies are everywhere when the conversation turns to learning technology. They are natural and, perhaps, unavoidable effects of the excitement and buzz around new technologies. Something new is invented or discovered, and we start to dream of innovation and improvement. But the lies go even deeper when it comes to learning technology.

The lies about learning technology have had some fascinating—and disastrous—effects. We’ve adopted immature technologies long before they are ready, often causing confusion and leading to disappointment over undelivered promises. We’ve implemented learning technologies before learning methods for using them have been developed, which leads to little or no impact. We’ve ...

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