Read the article at: https://medium.com/modern-learning/if-engagement-is-the-problem-technology-is-not-the-answer-4d374cf813a3#.89zd75flv
This article brings up some good points.
“Long gone are the days when computer labs in schools were only used for research and testing, when students’ classroom tools consisted only of textbooks, pencils and papers.”
Um, no, actually. Those days are not long gone. In fact, in lots of places, that’s still SOP when it comes to technology.
Engagement and motivation problems don’t stem from the lack of technology as much as the lack of relevance and agency over learning provided to the learner.