Rewiring Education: How Technology Can Unlock Every Student�s Potential

Version: Unabridged
Author: Jason Towne , John D. Couch
Narrator: P.J. Ochlan
Genres: Computers, Educational, Education
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published In: May 2018
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 7 hours, 20 minutes
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Overview

What if we could unlock the potential in every child? As it turns out, we can.

Apple's iconic cofounder Steve Jobs had a powerful vision for education: employing technology to make an enormous impact on the lives of millions of students. To realize this vision, Jobs tapped John D. Couch, a trusted engineer and executive with a passion for education. Couch believed the real purpose of education was to help children discover their unique potential and empower them to reach beyond their perceived limitations.

Today, technology is increasingly integrated into every aspect of our lives, rewiring our homes, our jobs, and even our brains. Most important, it presents an opportunity to rewire education to enrich and strengthen our schools, children, and society.

In Rewiring Education, Couch shares expertise gained from fifty-plus years in education and technology. He takes listeners behind Apple's major research studies, Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow (ACOT) and ACOT2, highlighting the powerful effects of the Challenge-Based Learning (CBL) framework. Going beyond Apple's walls, he also introduces some of the extraordinary parents, educators, and entrepreneurs from around the world who are already utilizing new science-backed methods and technologies to benefit all children, from those who struggle to honor students.

Author Details

Author Details

Towne, Jason

Jason Towne is a research fellow at Harvard University, where he focuses on motivation, learning, and technology. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book Conversations with America's Best Teachers.

Couch, John D.

John D. Couch, Apple's first Vice President of Education, has always been a proponent of personalized learning. He was Apple's representative to President Obama's National Education Technology Plan and ConnectEd initiative and has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Philadelphia for "Innovation in Education."