The Next Step: Reengineer The Classroom

The current boom in computer-based teaching products fuels hope that technology has finally reached a point where it can make a difference to education. Cheap, high-powered computers, sharp monitors, stereo sound, and data-packed CD-ROM disks seem to be just the right ingredients for grabbing the TV-shaped minds of today's youngsters. And as digital electronics deliver more bang for the buck--and as schools gain high-speed links to vast libraries of electronic information--the computer's attractiveness as a teaching aid is bound to grow even stronger.

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