ICT in Education Seminar: Hope, Hype and Heuristics

   
   
   
   
   

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.

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What's the XO laptop impact here?
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
Live Webcast
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
And just check out the talent that will be speaking! All heavy hitters, the featured participants are:
  • 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
So clear your calendars for this seminar on Monday, and remember on Thursday, we have the Total Cost of Ownership Seminar Webcast too.

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Larry Cuban is an amazing author and thinker on technology in education; you can be sure that I'll be streaming this discussion on Monday!

"...especially in the United States"

Why focus on the most dysfunctional educational system in the world? Combined with typical use of technology in US schools it's like studying the effect of McDonald's sandwiches on terminal cancer patients.

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