High-tech Magical Thinking for Doctors and Teachers (via Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice)
I was searching for Larry Cuban’s Oversold and Underused, and to my delight found that he also blogs. The fact that he uses WordPress gives me a chance to finally use the software fully.
For decades, we have heard from policymakers that teachers using computers in schools will improve student learning and doctors using electronic health records will improve patient care and reduce costs. Yet these champions of electronic technologies are wrong. First, facts on the ground have contradicted their claims repeatedly and second, policymakers have mismatched high-tech fixes to fundamental structural problems of inadequate schooling and … Read More
AUTHOR: Yap Mun Ching DECEMBER 23 , 2017 For my last work trip of 2017, I had the rather unusual task of leading a group of 9 Allstars (AirAsia staff) from 5 countries and a 5-member film crew up the Gorkha mountains of Nepal to a village called Olang. The trip was part of a two-and-a-half-year long ‘To Nepal with Love’ campaign that AirAsia Foundation has b […]
Experiments with crosvm
Last week I played a bit with crosvm, a KVM monitor used within Chromium OS for application isolation. My goal is to learn more about the current limits of virtualization for isolating applications in mainline. Two of crosvm's defining characteristics is that it's written in Rust for increased security, and that uses namespaces extensively to reduc […]
Developing the New E-Pustakalaya
## Introduction ## Since OLE Nepal’s inception in 2007 we have strived to provide open and free access to quality education and innovative learning environments to children all over Nepal. One of our core missions is to reduce the disparity found within the accessibility of learning tools brought about by geographic location, school type, and population gro […]