Monday, September 14, 2009

At Your Fingers, an Oxford Don

At Your Fingers, an Oxford Don By STEVE LOHR, NYTimes

SINCE the 16th century, the ideal of education has been the tutorial system pioneered at Oxford and Cambridge, nurturing young minds one to one, inquiring, prodding and encouraging. The tutorial method, research shows, is a proven winner . . .Today, though, 21st-century technology carries the potential to nudge mainstream education back toward the 16th-century vision of one-to-one tutoring.

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