Monthly Archives: December 2011

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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On First-Order Thinking, or Not Really Thinking at All

Last week, the eLearning Africa News Portal hosted an editorial by David Hollow, a founding director of Jigsaw Consult in England, reading in part One to one computing in Ethiopia Estimating that the laptops might last five years, this equates … Continue reading

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What People Group Is Most Distressed?

Nicholas Comninellis In our era of natural disasters, social unrest, and economic turmoil, this question is more than academic. We want our personal lives and our organized efforts to be significant, even virtuous. A first step is to identify with … Continue reading

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Is it Too Late for APL?

An old-time APLer, returning to the fold, asked in the APL group on LinkedIn: I am coming back to APL after many years away. Is APL still a contender for widespread use in education or has it lost its chance? … Continue reading

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Diagnosis: Failure of Imagination

On November 29, 2011, at 9:00 pm TINA ROSENBERG wrote Giving Where It Works about …programs we’ve written about since Fixes began in October 2010, that make particularly good use of charitable dollars. Like all the ideas we’ve highlighted in … Continue reading

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