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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one way to collect data of a certain sort while mobile Much has been made of the potential use of mobile phones to help collect, verify and disseminate information quickly, widely and cheaply in…

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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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When I was back in school, and long before I had come across names like Wilbur Schramm or Manuel Castells, I remember learning about the power of new information  and communication technologies to…

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The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) annually brings together "more than 1, 000 prominent education, corporate, political and social leaders from over 100 countries to explore how…

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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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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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How do you keep computers in schools in working order? Basic technical maintenance is a perennial challenge for many schools in developing countries.  The phenomenon of unused -- and unusable! --…

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