Besides ILS, there are very few places where people are working on building anything like the sort of educational technology discussed here. Those that do exist (at MIT, Vanderbilt, Xerox, and the University of Pittsburgh, for example) are much smaller than ILS. For the most part, there is very little money available for educational technology, especially for exploring the use of computers as they are described here. So, it's no wonder that many of our examples of software are from the world of business, rather than from the world of primary and secondary schooling. The reason why is money -- businesses have the necessary funds to invest in developing better training methods. Learning is learning regardless of the age of student, so the work we do for businesses is directly transferable to the schools.
Why Schools Fail To Teach Our Children
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