The European Foundation For Quality Essay

1010 Words Nov 15th, 2016 5 Pages
From the infant just born into the world to the elderly on their death-bed has been introduced to this world of technology. Technology has reshaped our life to be something entirely different from what we had. Hospitals, Parks, Transportation, Restaurants, offices and even homes are equipped with the latest technologies. Even though we live in a techno world, Students are still forced to carry heavy backpacks of textbooks and notebooks. The Educational Technology Debate (ETD) seeks to promote discussions and ideas that will help in providing low-cost information and communication technology to the developing countries. Kentaro Tayoma argues for the ETD that the history of electronic technologies in schools is fraught with failure. The European Foundation for Quality in eLearning (EFQUEL) is a nonprofit organization for creating a community for users and experts to share their experiences in e-learning. They believe that e-learning has provided students with opportunities to grow beyond the limits of textbooks. The ETD argues that textbooks might be one of the only bridge to link the techno-world with the earlier generations. Whereas the parents and students who support the EFQUEL argue that lightweight electronics should replace the textbooks. The issue to eliminate textbooks or electronics from educational institutions can come to a compromise if both the parties are willing to meet halfway.

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