Posted February 02, 2010
Schools exist to prepare students to thrive in the environment where they live.
The environment we live in has changed significantly in the past fifty years from a mechanistic to an electronic world.
Therefore, schools must change their methods for how they prepare students from mechanistic preparation (fixed length/content courses, categorized knowledge) to electronic preparation (pattern recognition, rhizomic learning).
Kyle Mathews lives and works in Berkeley building useful things. You should follow him on Twitter