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High-Tech Heretic: Reflections of a Computer Contrarian

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The cry for and against computers in the classroom is a topic of concern to parents, educators, and communities everywhere. Now, from a Silicon Valley hero and bestselling technology writer comes a pointed critique of the hype surrounding computers and their real benefits, especially in education. In High-Tech Heretic, Clifford Stoll questions the relentless drumbeat for "computer literacy" by educators and the computer industry, particularly since most people just use computers for word processing and games--and computers become outmoded or obsolete much sooner than new textbooks or a good teacher.

As one who loves computers as much as he disdains the inflated promises made on their behalf, Stoll offers a commonsense look at how we can make a technological world better suited for people, instead of making people better suited to using machines.

Synopsis:

Stoll examines the cry for and against computers in the classroom, and offers a pointed critique of the hype surrounding computers and their benefits in education.

About the Author

Clifford Stoll, an MSNBC commentator, a lecturer, and a Berkeley astronomer, is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Cuckoo's Egg and Silicon Snake Oil. He lives with his family in the San Francisco Bay area.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385489768
Editor:
Adcock, Siobhan
Author:
Adcock, Siobhan
Author:
Stoll, Clifford
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Computers & Technology
Subject:
Computer-assisted instruction
Subject:
Educational Software - General
Subject:
Computers and civilization
Subject:
Internet in education.
Subject:
Educational software
Subject:
General Technology
Subject:
Education-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
106-785
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.98x5.19x.72 in. .54 lbs.

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