KQED: In Oakland, Mixed Results for Tech In Schools
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
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