“The proposal included suggestions such as finding a balance between control richness (e.g., surfing the web), in which the user determines what to look at next, immersion (e.g., a film), where the user is swept away, and the middle ground, in which both immersion and control occur (e.g., virtual reality).” (p 18)
[Hostile to teachers and social function of intergenerational transfer of cultural values. –oki …]
“To this resistance, Mitra responded with a quote from the science fiction writer Sir Arthur C. Clarke who stated ‘A teacher that can be replaced by a machine should be’.” (p 27)
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