Readiness to Learn: As a person matures, his readiness to learn becomes oriented
increasingly to the developmental tasks of his social roles (Baird and Fisher, 2005).
This statement is a critical element in moving education into the technological age. Having taught high school, the fight to keep electronic devices out of the classroom is a losing battle. Why not incorporate them into the studies? High School students are somewhat defined by the electronics they own, the social networks they frequent, what they find (and place) on YouTube, etc. Why not embrace this technology and adapt to each student's "Readiness to Learn" and create an electronic learning environment?
For instance, some High School PE courses require keeping a journal regarding daily fitness and nutrition. Why not encourage each student to create a weblog instead? The desired outcome would be reached and, by incorporating technology thus appealing to his/her social role, more students would have a "Readiness to Learn" from this updated type of journaling.