Conversely, the problem with the internet is thereâ€™s too much information, and itâ€™s difficult to determine which data is valuable.
These are the specific educational problems Abilene is targeting with the iPhone. Instead of standing in front of a classroom and talking for an hour, Rankin instructs his students to use their iPhones to look up relevant information on the fly. Then, the students can discuss the information theyâ€™ve found, and Rankin leads the dialogue by helping assess which sources are accurate and useful. Continue reading