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…

Michael Trucano |

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…

Michael Trucano |

young men on the move in Bobo-Dioulasso A delegation of French businesses, together with some of their African partners, visited the World Bank last month to share lessons emerging from their…

Michael Trucano |

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…

Michael Trucano |

Ask most people to name the most effective means of raising incomes of people in poor countries, and what would they say? Microfinance? Perhaps not after the recent experimental assessments.…

David McKenzie |

As part of engagements with ministries of education around the world, I am often asked to provide lists of countries considered to be 'best practice examples of ICT use in education'. I…

Michael Trucano |

 It's been four years since the The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project (known then as the '$100 laptop) was announced.   According to recent unconfirmed news reports from India,  one …

Michael Trucano |