Quote from liz on December 2, 2011, 12:12
Kind of misses the way we're doing things
Though, 'what does an R-Pi offer that couldn't already be done with PCs that schools and students already have?', is a reasonable question to ask from a first world perspective; it's obviously an issue much greater than availability of hardware, tools or cost.
That then leads to the question of whether students would be any worse off learning with tablets, notebooks, laptops or even the PC they already have and the question of R-Pi's usefulness in that.
It's likely that people cannot see how the R-Pi will be such a big game changer, cannot see how it will encourage programming in itself any more than other hardware which currently exists. We've had the tools to teach programming for years it's just that we haven't taught it and there's now a realisation that maybe we should.
Perhaps they aren't seeing the big picture, and perhaps I'm not; it could be that the R-Pi Foundation isn't painting it clearly enough ?