Can education be improved by technology?

When it comes to the issue of improving education in the U.S., there is never a shortage of ideas. At a panel discussion hosted by Forbes Brainstorm Tech, several educational leaders shared their ideas for how technology can even out and improve the educational play field. Here’s what they said:

Founder of Coursera and Stanford University Professor Daphne Koller said that many colleges are under-utilizing technology. Coursera offers college classes for free and uses online tools like social networking to help students understand the material.

Another idea came from Ntiedo Etuk, the founder and CEO of DimensionU, an educational video game company. Etuk, citing the recent Center for American Progress study that found that a substantial number of students think school is too easy, believes education should be based on the demands of the student.

Founder and CEO of, Charles Best, agreed that while technology can be a great tool in the classroom, the most important aspect when it comes to student achievement is their teacher.

More ideas can be found here.

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