The widespread availability of mobile technologies and the increased ability to access vast amounts of information has dramatically changed the practice of teaching. How do we adapt to an information economy built on abundance and speed when we were trained in an era of scarcity? Shawn McKusker suggests that this new information economy holds the promise of making us more flexible and dynamic teachers. Instead of "devaluing" the role of the teacher, McKusker argues that "the new economy of information has freed teachers from their role as 'font of knowledge' and allowed them to become chief analyzer, validity coach, research assistant, master differentiator, and creator of a shared learning experience."
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