The Digital Disruption in Education: Enough is Not Enough

 

By LeiLani Cauthen

 

Education’s digital transition seems to be taking its toll on everyone involved. Is it just growing pains, or are we sliding down a slope from which we can never ascend?

Is technology the savior of education, or a pervasive evil transforming our idyllic educational institutions?

The digital transition requires large investments of capital, and administrators are charged with both finding this capital and deciding how it is to be used. They also have the responsibility of justifying their actions if test scores don’t improve—or worse, if test scores decline.

Teachers, on the other hand, are experiencing a skyrocketing workload.

Many are exhausted.

In fact, our own Learning Counsel research found that 25 percent of instructors’ time is now spent on searching for digital curriculum or custom building a digital lesson plan.

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