Introducing the second of our Crikey Conversations — an occasional series of extended video interviews on a range of relevant and timely topics.
In the late 1980s the then principal of Melbourne’s respected Methodist Ladies College, David Loader, introduced his students to laptop computers. This was a world first.
Much has happened in the hectic interface between education and technology since, but Loader’s views on the role technology can play in education remain challenging and ahead of the curve.
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In the second Crikey Conversation, he talks with Crikey editor Jonathan Green about networks, equity, creativity and whether the classroom itself can hope to survive the constant evolution of educational technology. A report from the playground:
The first Crikey Conversation was Imagining the Internet in 2020.