Why do you guys think its NOT possible?
Why do you guys think its NOT possible?
It's entirely possible. But it's just pretty expensive.
Not to mention that education isn't the.. most funded thing in the world.
Fine... a bit change.
Why do you think its not possible currently?
Mini 'smartboards' for use by each student would seriously add up. And if not paid for by the schools, would most likely put some people in a difficult situation in a time where money is already pretty tight.
It sucks, I know, but soon enough I think will see more "non-paper" education material available for the classrooms. It's only a matter of time.
Plus the kids would take the stuff home with them and sell it on ebay or just damage it beyond repair so that they didn't have to do the work
Yea.. cost is an important factor.
I kind of believe the idea is yet somewhat despised or it is simply not acceptable to a lot of people. Maybe because of its drawbacks. Yea.. right, it is intimidating because of such things. Cheating is a potential problem. Besides that, I believe many students develop a more laid back attitude towards their studies because a paperless class is usually based on individual and self based learning.
So according to me, until these problems are overcome, it is just an illusion.
Also children wouldn't learn to write and that would suffer large upon society as a whole
Oh that's right. You can't carry a laptop everywhere and it is about paperless classes not paperless world.
But lets not stray away from the question.
It is why this objective paperless classes still not possible?
I've already given a couple of good answers upon the matter and it would also send energy bills sky rocketing not to mention creating a greater demand for energy which at the moment comes from finite resources such as coal, oil and gas which they contribute to the greenhouse effect and inhances climate change along with that severe weather changes to certain places on the planet.
It's pretty much ubiquitous in Sweden, where schools are well enough funded to hand out a (brand new) laptop to every student* (for free). Except, classes aren't really as paperless as originally envisioned. Turns out, computers replacing pen and paper is a bit like conveyor belts replacing streets. It looked nice in theory, but when push comes to shove, pen and paper has had a couple of thousand years of design work gone into it, while computer interfaces have had like 30 years. So in many cases they're just awkward and clunky.
If I take notes on a computer, I'm stuck in this text editing program that only allows text input in straight lines, and I can't sketch diagrams or make notes in the margin (in any way that's not incredibly awkward). In the end, it just so inferior to the hand written word. Sure, there are tablet computers, but then you're just taking hand written notes on really expensive paper.
* This is most high-schools, and but some schools for 12-15 year olds have them too nowadays. And this is public schools. As in, you don't pay anything to go there.
I have to agree the pen is mightier
I like them a lot better, considering I hate writing, and i'm on the computer most of the time, so i'd rather do any work there anyway.
I'm not real sure. I think that they should have both, though.
I love writing and I have no problem with my handwriting at all, but typing things out does shorten things for me. I'd go with both.
Taking away the ability to write and slowly replace it with typing and computer skills and such would, I believe, slowly and unnoticeably break down society.
So.. we are not ready for such classrooms.. that's it. Thanks, that might help me.
Computers are not ready for such classrooms. Give them a couple of decades more of user interface development, ... maybe.
Like Eris mentioned, we need more time for the technology to mature to the point it become mass and inexpensive. Still, we must not leave out the writing motor skill in pre, primary and secondary education. They need to know and learn basic skills first before we can introduce to technology aided learning tools to them. Unless, the person is disable from birth, or have motor disorder or from accident, paperless education is only viable option for him/her to get proper education.
2) Still learning that.
3) Papers are essential for success.
I can see how it would be hard to fund computers for students to bring with them to class and it's impractical for certain things. I took two online math classes and that was alright. I was motivated enough to finish the work so it wasn't a problem for me. But we still had to show up to take all our tests on paper.
The 2 online classes I took recently were nearly paperless. I used very little for math problems and brainstorming.
Even though the cost of technology has come down it is far too expensive for every school just to hand out laptops or something similar to every single student and what happens once the memory becomes full? what happens if they crash during lesson? what happens if everyone in the classroom just ended up on msn?