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In His Own Words: What Would Isaac Asimov Think About Digital Learning?

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The prolific science fiction author and science professor, Isaac Asimov, had some interesting things to say about education and technology. One of his fans dug up the video and it is posted here:

Isaac Asimov on digital learning…

Whether you agree with Asimov’s philosophy or not (we are not fans of all his thoughts), he certainly influenced literature and science. His story is also interesting to education innovation and digital learning…

I, Asimov (autobiography) (1994) from Wikiquote:

I received the fundamentals of my education in school, but that was not enough. My real education, the superstructure, the details, the true architecture, I got out of the public library. For an impoverished child whose family could not afford to buy books, the library was the open door to wonder and achievement, and I can never be sufficiently grateful that I had the wit to charge through that door and make the most of it.
Now, when I read constantly about the way in which library funds are being cut and cut, I can only think that the door is closing and that American society has found one more way to destroy itself.

A link to Asimov’s essays online 

Wikipedia page on Isaac Asimov

The Asimov Vault of videos and material

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