Radio Series

People and Software

Produced by: Richard Paul
From computer-simulation programs to "electronic paper," there are hundreds of software programs being pitched every day to teachers and administrators. But the reality is that programs like this are NOT what students are using when they use computers in schools. What they're using is prosaic software like Word, email and PowerPoint. Why is this? What is keeping the wiz-bang software out of the classroom? Producer Richard Paul investigates the gap between the promise and reality of educational software.