Educational Technology

May 28, 2010

Computer Classrooms Gathering Dust

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am


For most schoolchildren, computer use is a part of daily life, but usually after school. Helsinki University Professor Kirsti Lonka says that there is a need to upgrade the role of computers in Finnish education. Interviewed on YLE Monday morning, Professor Lonka compared the computer classrooms that appeared in Finnish schools during the 90s to the pianos that gather dust in many homes. Computer classrooms are found in most schools, but their level of use is low. Lonka says computers should be more tightly integrated into teaching.

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