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stephen at melbpc.org.au
Mon Jan 22 01:56:16 AEDT 2007
At 09:17 AM 21/01/2007, Richard writes:
> The Indian response to OLPC - "demagogically suspect" I think?
Yes, and good on them for that. India is quite rightly proud of it's own
IT-expertise. Maybe they will come up with their own modular-based,
open-source *physical* as well as software design in future? Good :-)
> it's an answer shaped by IT ideology rather than educational science
Regarding edu research I'll do a Stewart and take the third on that one.
But, how about this? With the solid OLPC distribution system they will
no-doubt be setting up, Australia could offer an additional pallet of lined
A4 paper, pencils, dictionaries and atlases. Even ambitiously, chalk :-)
And that, with some times-tables and language charts in the language
(together with an OLPC) could turn out many a future Oxford graduate.
At 10:26 AM 21/01/2007, Eleanor writes:
> i would argue that all this debate, and even the publicity pushing
> the OLPC, is taking the eye off the ball.
Yes, in a right-wing-world, the disadvantaged need to remain a focus.
That means communities. Objective research still has real problems
nailing down final-answers regarding education, IT and learning. True.
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