we feel so lonely now that everyone has moved over to the computer room Testing: For better and/or for worse, many education systems are built around it (although some perhaps not as much as…

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don’t worry: your solution (salvation?) has finally arrived! One persistent challenge for educational policymakers and planners related to the potential use of informational and communication…

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Look, right there, there it is: Impact! (I think ...) Last week saw a flurry of news reports in response to a single blog post about the well known One Laptop Per Child project. It's dead,…

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tablets loom increasingly large on the horizon in many places [also available in Thai] Recent headlines from places as diverse as Kenya ("6, 000 primary schools picked for free laptop project…

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Technology use in schools at reasonably large scale began in many OECD countries in earnest in the 1980s and then accelerated greatly in the 1990s, as the Internet and falling hardware prices…

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As a result of reading the recent IDB study on the impact of the One Laptop Per Child project in Peru,  my World Bank colleague Berk Ozler recently published a great post on the World Bank's…

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Few would argue against the notion that the One Laptop Per Child project (OLPC, originally referred to by many as the '$100 laptop project') has been the most high profile educational…

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What does it take to introduce e-books and e-readers into communities in low income countries -- and is this a good idea? Judging by the increasing number of inquiries we receive here at the World…

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One of the fascinating benefits of working at a place like the World Bank is the exposure it offers to interesting people doing interesting things in interesting places that many other folks know…

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A recent paper from Eugenio Severin and Christine Capota of the Inter-american Development Bank (IDB) surveys an emerging set of initiatives seeking to provide children with their own educational…

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