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Fri., April 1, 2011, 10:34 a.m.

DeMordaunt: ‘From sage on stage to guide by the side’

Rep. Reed DeMordaunt, R-Eagle, debates in favor of SB 1184 on Friday in the House, saying technology lets education transform from
Rep. Reed DeMordaunt, R-Eagle, debates in favor of SB 1184 on Friday in the House, saying technology lets education transform from "the sage on the stage to the guide by the side." (Betsy Russell)

"Technology has become an agent of change," Rep. Reed DeMordaunt, R-Eagle, told the House, debating in favor of SB 1184. "This is really about personalized education for our kids." He said modern online courses involve students and teach collaboration. "It is not the electronic version of a correspondence course," he said. "Did the microwave replace the cook in the kitchen? It did not, in the same way that technology is not going to replace the teacher in the classroom." He said technology allows education to transform from "the sage on the stage to a guide by the side."




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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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