Here is another video feed that may interest OLPC News readers. The World Bank Human Development Forum 2008 Event, in collaboration with the e-Development Thematic Group and infoDev, has opened up a seminar for public viewing.
Low-cost ICT devices in Education: Hope, Hype and Heuristics
A conversation with Larry Cuban, Kentaro Toyama and Leigh Linden
Monday, 3 November 2008
3:00-4:30 pm, Washington, DC Time
Please register for the webcast
This promises to be a lively discussion by the speakers on:
- Technology use in education, especially in the United States.
- New and innovative technology for developing countries
- How ethnographic research is transforming technology for education
- Larry Cuban: Professor Emeritus, Stanford University and author of 'Oversold and Underused: Computers in the Classroom'
- Kentaro Toyama: Assistant Managing Director, Microsoft Research-Bangalore & Leader, Technology for Emerging Markets Group
- Leigh Linden: Assistant Professor, Columbia University, Affiliated with the MIT Poverty Action Lab, author of notable randomized evaluations of educational ICT use in India