- The primary driving value of schools would be the experience of the end-user, aka the students.
- Mediocre education software and textbook oligopolies would be very afraid.
- Administration would truly value the ideas of its employees and encourage problem-solving collaboration across the organization.
- Pragmatic idealism, the idea that all students can learn would be actively pursued and all solutions would be considered.
- School technology would be run by people that know how to get the most for the money we would never endure network outages that stop productivity.
- At every decision point, the discussion of ethics would center on the question, "is this good for students."
- All cell phones would work with school tech systems and students would be busy using them for productive purposes.
Monday, July 12, 2010
If Schools ran like Google
I just finished reading Inside Larry and Sergey's Brain by Richard Brandt. It's an breezy and thought provoking book that isn't really about education technology, but it brought up some things I think are relevant to schools. Here's my half-serious list of items entitled, "If schools were run like Google":