Technology can't replace all hands-on learning

2013-01-27T00:00:00Z Technology can't replace all hands-on learning nwitimes.com
January 27, 2013 12:00 am

Regarding Will Bolton's Jan. 18 letter, I, too, believe in technology in the classroom. Having been a student many times, books and teachers can be redundant.

However, Bolton did not mention what it is he is interested in pursuing in the future, and since he did not I must beg to differ with him on the fact that someone who knows their profession or craft hasn't just learned it from an iPad, E-book or online. I would not want a doctor, for instance, operating on me after just studying online.

I do not mean to be condescending; however, sometimes you need to learn from those who have the experience and can show you how to do or learn something.

I myself am a hands-on learner. I have had many people over the years show me how to practice with not only knowledge of the book but also hands-on experience.

Give those who can teach and direct you a chance.

- Kathleen A. Slagle, Dyer

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