KQED: In Oakland, Mixed Results for Tech In Schools

Hal Murray hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Sat Nov 2 00:10:50 EDT 2013

There is no mention of OLPC or Sugar, but I think it's good background info 
as well as a good news story.

The audio is 6 minutes.

For those of you not familiar with Oakland, they have lots of troubles, close 
to Detroit, and the schools have their share of the problems.

They talked to two schools.  One thumbs up.  One thumbs down due to WiFi 
overload.  (That wasn't the only problem, but it was fatal.)

The link at the bottom to more/full-story is good too.  It looks like a 
transcript, but it's not accurate.  The first half is close but the second 
half diverges a lot.  There are lots of links.  Time sink warning if you 
follow a good one.  The Mind/Shift blog has lots of good stuff.  "Blended 
learning" seems to be a buzzword.


Anybody know anything about the Christensen Institute for Disruptive 

He teaches at Harvard Business School.  His book, The Innovator's Dilemma, is 
famous in the high-tech world.  (It's very good.  I haven't read any of his 
other books.)

These are my opinions.  I hate spam.

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