[Reader-list] Fwd: Technology in schools (and for helping children)

geert geert at desk.nl
Sun Sep 2 03:22:55 IST 2001

From: "Anthony Healy" <thealy at magna.com.au>
To: "Link List" <link at www.anu.edu.au>
Sent: Saturday, September 01, 2001 2:11 PM
Subject: [LINK] Technology in schools (and for helping children)

> Illiterate street children in Delhi taught themselves to use desktop
> applications and access the internet when a computer was left stuck in the
> wall of a building. Children were intrigued by the icons on the computer
> gradually figured out how to use the computers and access the internet.
> was part of an experiment funded by the Indian Government, local
> institutions and the World Bank.
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1502000/1502820.stm
> Schools are banning palms and other PDA's because they disrupt classes.
> http://www.wired.com/news/print/0,1294,45863,00.html
> Linux vendor wants to establish a non-profit organization to provide low
> cost software to the education market.
> http://www.washingtontechnology.com/news/1_1/daily_news/17082-1.html
> Regards, Tony Healy

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