Category Archives: Country

Local Content and Political Will in Rwanda

Rwanda is trying to become the third country to roll out XOs to all of its primary-school children, after Peru and Uruguay. The eventual aim is to make Rwanda the high-tech hub of Africa, beating out even South Africa. Here … Continue reading

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Collaborative lesson planning in Japan

A basic idea of the Prussian system of education starting in the 18th century was the application of factory automation principles of production efficiency from the Industrial Revolution. In this system, every student would learn the same lesson from the … Continue reading

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EduJam! Prizes for Sugar Activities by children

The much-criticized article in The Economist claiming that OLPC has been a failure in Perú begins: GIVING a child a computer does not seem to turn him or her into a future Bill Gates—indeed it does not accomplish anything in … Continue reading

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Vote early and often–legally

This is part of a series I intend to write on the issues of civics: How should government work? How does government work (or not)? What can we do about it? These essays are intended to form the basis for … Continue reading

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Great news from Sonora, Mexico

Today’s post is a straight press release from OLPC about the plan for saturation one-to-one computing in the state of Sonora, Mexico, and about deployments elsewhere in Mexico. Now we need to talk to them about digitizing and softwareizing Spanish-language … Continue reading

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Good News, Bad News in Tamil Nadu

The government of Tamil Nadu in the south of India has started a new educational computing initiative, reviewed in the sadly mistitled article Laptop scheme exposes gaps in system It is true that there are gaps in the system, especially … Continue reading

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BBC News on Digital Textbooks

I’m sorry that this is late. I will try to catch up. Digital textbooks open a new chapter By Gary Eason  ­­­­­­ Gwesan, South Korea 18 October 2011 Last updated at 19:00 ET South Korea’s classrooms will be switched to … Continue reading

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