From technical view, the global world is also becoming a digital world. Technology skill is one of the keys to succeed. In traditional class, basically, a teacher is talking; the students are listening and then they doing homework. Now students are expected to be much more involved. In U.S there are many schools, classes instead of using chalkboards, they use interactive whiteboards. Wireless handheld responders also are used for students to quickly answer questions. Computer software, Palms, iPods and blogs are used as assistant tools as well.
Although the digital divide exists due to geographic, economic, educational, and social conditions, most people in the world use Internet, which provides a rich environment for knowledge sharing. Significant innovation in technologies of the ubiquitous network, including RFID, sensor network, and mobile communications, provides a global world with open source, open content, open courseware, and open standards.
All these help parents and children to learn how to leverage technology and online resources to provide structured experiences deepen our understanding of the world
We certainly realize that facing the global economic challenges, we need educate children to have a deep vein of creativity, which enables them to keep generating innovative products and services.