What Technology Can Do For Education in Poor Countries
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.