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Lessons from Abroad: One Laptop per Child initiative does not impact student performance

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One Laptop per Child, the American-based charity that distributes laptops to children in developing countries, failed to raise test scores in Peru, reports ZDnet.

According to an evaluation by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), students in Peru who had received the laptops did not do…

Responding to the lack of computer training in Mukteshwar’s schools, Veena Sethi, a retired Delhi University professor, set up two used personal computers in the basement of her home with the aim of bringing the basics of computing to school children. (via INDIA: 100-Dollar Laptops Bring In Distant Kids - IPS ipsnews.net)

Responding to the lack of computer training in Mukteshwar’s schools, Veena Sethi, a retired Delhi University professor, set up two used personal computers in the basement of her home with the aim of bringing the basics of computing to school children. (via INDIA: 100-Dollar Laptops Bring In Distant Kids - IPS ipsnews.net)

If students are to become the problem solvers, knowledge creators, and life-long learners that are needed to advance development in East Africa, then the introduction of computers needs to correspond to the revision of the curriculum, pedagogical practices, and assessments in the educational systems of these countries. Without these changes, students will be using computers to memorize facts and perform the simple procedures that are the current focus of education in this region.
OLPC in Afghanistan
"After years of war, instability, and times when such technology was banned, USAID is bringing laptops designed to improve education into Afghan schools. Computers like Hamida’s provide students with vast educational resources including digital libraries, educational pages, word processing, databases, and access to email and the Internet."
(via XO Laptops Create Classrooms of Afghanistan’s Future - OLPC News)

OLPC in Afghanistan

"After years of war, instability, and times when such technology was banned, USAID is bringing laptops designed to improve education into Afghan schools. Computers like Hamida’s provide students with vast educational resources including digital libraries, educational pages, word processing, databases, and access to email and the Internet."

(via XO Laptops Create Classrooms of Afghanistan’s Future - OLPC News)