August 2012

No shock as Peru’s one-to-one laptops miss mark

Five years ago Peru’s government equipped 800,000 of its public school students with low-cost laptops through the One Laptop Per Child initiative. The purpose was to use digital technology to fight poverty by boosting student learning. According to reports, such as this one in eSchool News, the effort in Peru has largely been a flop. The initiative […]


Online learning, teaching and misleading opinions

A couple of pieces in the New York Times and Washington Post have attracted some attention over the past couple of weeks for their descriptions of online and blended-learning environments—and both have made the mistake of assuming that just because one experience is a certain way, that all experiences in these environments are that way. […]