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Cox and Imafidon disagree over technology and teaching
Picture shows Professor Brian Cox and Chris Imafidon at a London Conference which demonstrated the unending controversy over computers in the classroom
London, England - Two of Britain's top scholars have strongly disagreed over the role of technology in teaching and learning. Physics Professor Brian Cox, and prominent scholar Chris Imafidon have sharply disagreed over the role of technology in the classroom at this year's the British Education and Technology (BETT) conference in London.
The controversy of computers in classrooms started when Prof Cox was asked during a BETT lecture by @LewisMagri "if you were to have new technology implemented in the Classroom/Lecture Halls, what would it be?" Cox replied "I would remove it and put the blackboards back". However, Chris Imafidon (
@ChrisImafidon), who has leveraged technology to produce record breaking students, responded moments later, and tweeted: "Classroom - tech + Brian Cox + Blackboard = successful school of 2morrow? Breathtaking technophobia in BETT"
At the end of the session which included presentations of awards to school for use of technology, Chris Imafidon of (www.imafidons.com) added that "It is rather sad and unfortunate for Prof Cox to hold such beliefs in 2013. The crucial role of technology is beyond debate in either learning or teaching at any level today" There is no evidence that going back to the dark ages of blackboard and chalk will engage, or excite this generation of students. Ironically the BBC which Prof Cox works for as a Science presenter is world renown for using technology as an dispensable tool in education and entertainment.
Perhaps the biggest irony is that "Bett is a global community where individuals discover technology for education and lifelong learning. Bett embraces innovative solutions that inspire, in order to shape and improve the way people learn from classroom to boardroom.
"So the reasonable conclusion is that it is either Science Prof Cox loves controversy or just wants to mislead the hundreds of school children and teachers who came to listen to his lecture on Science" Dr Imafidon opined. See more .(www.imafidons.com)