While Atanu Dey asks At a Government Spend of $12 Per Student, How Can OLPC India Be Sustainable? on the Educational Technology Debate, I wonder about the next step - evaluations of technology in education initiatives. In fact, I plan on making the next Educational Technology Debate around the very question of: "How to assess the outcomes of ICT for Education Initiatives?"
Discussants for Evaluating ICT in Education?
Which brings me to a related question. Of all the people talking about OLPC or related ICT4E endeavors, who do you think is doing the best evaluations? Or seems to be the most lively critic of them? I'd like to have a intense debate around ICT4E evaluations, I'm looking for your input on who would make the best discussants.
I'm thinking the best debate might be Empirical vs. Emotional, where we have those that believe in test scores as determinants of ICT4E success vs. those that "just believe". Now if only we could find someone to take each role....
Please add who you think is best in the comments below - self-nomination is welcomed