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  • Reply to: The hypocrisy of developed-world educational technology proponents   4 days 13 hours ago

    This a very interesting and relevant read! Schools in developing countries already struggle with immense constraints regarding keeping up with some of the most basic classroom requirements such as textbooks. Advising these schools to redesign teaching methods by incorporating computers into classroom learning is certainly cumbersome and perhaps more idealistic than practical. I find it crucial that you point out as demonstrated by research, that technology gadgets do not necessarily increase classroom learning - ironically discouraging learning than encouraging it.

    As you highlight, the significant contrast between advice given by the technology proponents and the ideals they actually practice personally is one that certainly embodies great caution for education policy.

  • Reply to: The hypocrisy of developed-world educational technology proponents   5 days 32 min ago

    I fully agree,upto 10th grade use of computers be limited to exposure level & highly monitored by teachers/parents.Over & non monitored harms children's in depth thinking abilities which are essential in real world.Tablets with pre recorded curriculum can be used as aid to support class room teaching

  • Reply to: The hypocrisy of developed-world educational technology proponents   5 days 3 hours ago

    Yes ,Technology at early stage makes the child dependent, obstruct his thinking process

  • Reply to: Celebrating a fighter for freedom and education   3 weeks 13 hours ago

    Minister La Sama's premature passing is a big loss for the country. The Dili office staff of the World Bank would like to express our deepest condolences to the people of Timor-Leste for their loss.

  • Reply to: MOOCs in China are growing   3 weeks 1 day ago

    Its really reassuring news that China is growing a part and educating their people in eCommerce. I'm sure nobody wants to stand in way of progress. Integrating that will take hard work and perseverance. It might be a good idea to teach hands-on traditional business practices and quality control as well.