Citation

Critical Failure: Computer-Aided Instruction and the Fantasy of Information

Author:
Crooks, Roderic N.
Publication:
IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
Year:
2018

The history of the use of various kinds of computers in education involves frequent triumphalist claims about the inevitable automation of instruction and equally frequent declarations of the failure of this project. This article situates both types of claims within a broader cultural understanding, one that holds that the human world is fundamentally informational and therefore amenable to improvement by computers.