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
From the “I should have posted this months ago” vault… When I led technology development at One Laptop per Child Australia, I maintained two golden rules: everything that we release must ‘just work’ from the perspective of the user (usually a child or teacher), and no special technical expertise should ever be required to set-up, use or maintain the technolo […]
Interview with Australian Council for Computers in Education Learning Network
Adam Holt and I were interviewed last night by the Australian Council for Computers in Education Learning Network about our not-for-profit work to improve educational opportunities for children in the developing world. We talked about One Laptop per Child, OLPC Australia and Sugar Labs. We discussed the challenges of providing education in the developing wor […]
My Experience Using Digital Technology in Primary School
Re-post of an article by Ambadatta Joshi, a teacher from one of our project schools in Bajhang. January 25, 2016 Along with the new rising sun, there are new developments in science and technology. More than that in the sector of education, digital technology is being the focus for all the schools. All the students and guardians are attracted toward the scho […]