Let us reflect on two dates. The first one is 1440: the approximate year in which Gutenberg invented the printing press. The second one is 2022: the year in which OpenAI launched ChatGPT, technology capable of generating language, which by January 2023 already had more than one hundred million users. The world was not and is not the same before and after those two … [Read more...] about From the Printing Press to ChatGPT: The Challenge Does Not Lie in Technology but in Education Inequality
Infrastructure and educational technology
ChatGPT and Education: Opportunity, Challenge, or Threat?
Is it goodbye to teachers? Is it goodbye to schooling as we know it? Will it lead to reinventing education, schools, and educators? ChatGPT, an innovative tool that answers questions about almost anything, was released toward the end of 2022. Put this way, it would seem like the exact old wine in a new bottle. After all, Google and Wikipedia have been doing this for decades. … [Read more...] about ChatGPT and Education: Opportunity, Challenge, or Threat?
Three Reasons for Boosting Educational Connectivity in Schools
The Inter-American Dialogue, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the World Bank have launched a joint call to action to mobilize resources from the public, private, and civil society sectors to solve an issue that is as crucial as it is urgent: bringing educational connectivity to hard-to-reach areas in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is not just a … [Read more...] about Three Reasons for Boosting Educational Connectivity in Schools
How Are Call Centers Helping Education in Haiti?
Over the years, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Bank-financed projects’ ability to conduct in-person supervision has become significantly hindered in Haiti. Indeed, the education sector has noticed that children are not attending schools due to dangers associated with movement, school constructions are delayed due to materials and people unable to pass through … [Read more...] about How Are Call Centers Helping Education in Haiti?
Education Without Borders? The Hope of Migrant Students
A little over 30 years ago, when Amilcar Amaya was 13, he migrated with his family from El Salvador, leaving behind his native country amid a civil war in which 75,000 lives were lost and a fifth of the population was displaced. In 1982, they settled in Valle de Paz, Belize, a community created to provide refuge for those who fled the Salvadoran civil war, as well as … [Read more...] about Education Without Borders? The Hope of Migrant Students