The history of educational computing in Europe

Michael Geiss (Zurich University of Teacher Education) talks about a new edited book looking at how computers came into European schools from the 1960s to 1990s. We talk about the importance of ‘pioneer’ teachers in paving the way for EdTech markets to develop, why critical scholars need to ‘follow the money’ while also paying more attention to national political structures, and why the EdTech agendas of international organisations like OECD shouldn’t be taken too seriously. Accompanying reference >>  Carmen Flury and Michael Geiss  (2023).  How computers entered the classroom, 1960-2000: historical perspectives. Degruyter  (free to download)

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