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  •  I work with One Laptop Per Child (0+ / 0-)

    We have more than four million children in our program in dozens of countries, with computers and collaborative software available to them 24/7. Peru commissioned a study to see how they were doing. They were years ahead on computer skills (compared with children who had not touched a computer more than once a week, how could they not be?) and six months ahead in cognitive skills. The corporatists trashed the study because it didn't show any improvements on standard reading and math tests, even though Peru had not given teachers any training on that, and the Sugar education software provided on OLPC XO laptops is not set up to teach that without help. Although we are working on that.

    Years of computer skills and a six-month advantage in cognitive skills dismissed as worthless in the name of "objective testing".

    Feh.

    Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

    by Mokurai on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 03:23:01 PM PDT

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