Bob Harrison speaks to Larry Cuban about changes he is seeing in schools
US academic Larry Cuban is an important weather vane for those interested in using technology for learning and teaching. Published in 2003, his Oversold and Underused: Computers in the Classroom was a timely reminder to technophiles and technophobes alike, along with policymakers, of the realities of classroom and school life and the challenge of culture change.
Now he's tweaking his image as the bearer of bad tidings. He is researching, and finding, evidence of changing practices in technology use and this will be published in his new book next year. It considers whether the paths of reforms such as technology for learning "fly like a butterfly or a bullet".