11 April 2012

Work in progress

Audrey Watters accounts for the lack of success, or perceived lack of success, of the OLPC program and related education efforts. Julian Cristia et al. have recently released a study for the Inter-American Development Bank of the scheme's effectiveness in Peru. Watters:
That last (missing) piece -- training for teachers -- has long been something that gets overlooked when it comes to ed-tech initiatives no matter the location, Peru or the U.S. It is almost as if we believe we can simply parachute technology in to a classroom and expect everyone to just pick it up, understand it, use it, hack it, and prosper.
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