Check this article from The Economist and see how technology changes education in poor countries. What's the role of the educator with the help of new technology?
- Research by Justin Sandefur of the Centre for Global Development shows that teachers in poor countries tend to be remarkably well-paid, by local standards. Evidence from countries as diverse as Indonesia and Pakistan suggests that teachers’ pay levels have little impact on learning.
- When cheap laptops were delivered (by road) to schools in poor countries, learning levels did not improve. In Uruguay, for instance, a million laptops were distributed, but they had no impact on test scores.
- If you dump hardware in schools and expect something magical to happen as a result—it won’t.