by Augustinus van der Krogt* In 2013, I was hired to collaborate with the Haitian Ministry of Education on its Information and Communication Technology (ICT) strategy and implementation plan. Its purpose was to contribute to expanding access to primary education and improving its quality. Interestingly –very different from many other countries that I have advised – it resulted … [Lee más...] about Leapfrogging quality education through ICT: experiences from Haiti
By Nadia Mireles A few years ago, a professor taught a climate change course, reaching about one hundred students per semester. One day, he thought: “If I could upload this course online, then not only would my 100 students have access to it, but others as well.” So he did. And this is what happened... … [Lee más...] about Sharing educational content: Why is it important?
Written by Nadia Mireles* The knowledge of one of the greatest geniuses of this planet and the winner of the Nobel Prize is now within reach for everyone. Recently, the Hebrew University opened access to 2000 of Einstein’s manuscripts (although access will continue to grow over the coming months). The news spread rapidly throughout the world, published in newspapers (El … [Lee más...] about Let’s all learn from Einstein
This post was written jointly with Julián Cristiá.We have recently published a Working Paper and a Policy Note presenting the results of the impact evaluation of the "One Laptop per Child" program in Peru, developed by the IDB in collaboration with the Peruvian government itself. Since this is the first large-scale experimental evaluation that has been done in the world, it … [Lee más...] about OLPC Peru: Learning from the experience
This week there was a new publication by the Inter-American Development Bank introducing a framework to support the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects that seek to incorporate technologies to achieve educational improvements. The idea is to support those who are faced with the challenge of improving the quality of education from a school, a … [Lee más...] about Technologies for education: an action framework