Rupert Murdoch lecture to e-G8

Last month (May 2011) Rupert Murdoch, the CEO of News Corp, gave a lecture at the e-G8 forum titled ‘Education: The Last Frontier’. The links below provide the lecture in different formats:

Rupert Murdoch e-G8 speech (transcript)

Rupert Murdoch e-G8 speech (video)

Whenever there is talk about the use of technology in education, I generally hear the comment that ‘technology will replace teachers’. I don’t belive this, and it seems neither does Murdoch; during his lecture he stated “Technology will never replace the teacher. What we can do is relieve some of the drudgery of teaching.” I

It will be interesting to see what News Corp is determined to do.

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