Is digital learning revolutionary?

What does revolutionary mean anyway? Let’s start with two examples that are absolutely related to one another, although separated by a few centuries.

In the year 1439, Johannes Gutenberg invented the press. While the invention itself is technological, the revolution that ensued went much beyond. In 15th-16 century Europe, printing automatization begun changing the way people interacted, starting the era of mass communication, and altering even the way education itself was provided. Before the advent of print, all books were manuscripts: they were handwritten, and in many cases, without spaces between words, which made them difficult to read (andyoucanunderstandwhy).

Hence books were physical encapsulations of religious, mathematical and geographical knowledge. They were exceedingly rare, possessed only by scholars and the elite. Accordingly, the knowledge they contained was available to very limited realms of middle age society.

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