The third revolution in computers and education



We have an opportunity for the first time to build a legitimate scientific and engineering base for science education. Computers play a central role in this opportunity, but in order for us to realize these hopes, we must set our sights above the hubub of “getting computers into schools,” and on fundamental issues of how people learn, what and how we should teach. This article reviews the reasons for optimism and sets some near future goals in looking forward to the decades of scientific, technological and cultural change ahead.