Tech education recommendations – by Jakob

An intersting write-up (that I happen to agree with) by – yes, I’ll say it – usability guru Jakob Nielsen.  The basic premise is that we shouldn’t be focusing on teaching how to use computers, but how to think.  Duh, you say – well, read the article for some more specifics.  I particulalry agre with the information credibility (especially for youth) and the debugging – for adults even.  The difference between people I work with who have debugging skills, and those who don’t, essentially makes them “techie.”  Not much else – just the ability to problem-solve and troubleshoot (somewhat) methodically, as opposed to giving up, or resorting to a generalized complaint of the problem.

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