An OLPC Workshop in Rural Tanzania: Preliminary Results
2013 (English)In: 2013 IEEE 13th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies: ICALT 2013. Proceedings / [ed] Juan E. Guerrero, IEEE Computer Society, 2013, 107-109 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
One-to-one computing is an active and widely researched topic in educational technology. Its benefits include, for instance, easily updatable material base, anywhere-anytime learning, adaptability, and simulated experiments in science. The use of one-to-one computing in a developing country context has recently become an active research topic. However, the materialization of the educational benefits requires proper contextualization regarding the necessary pedagogical, organizational, institutional, and other types of adaptation. This paper presents preliminary results from an action research study in a primary school in rural Tanzania. In that study, the utilization of one- to-one computing in a combination with modern pedagogical approaches to teach ICT and health care topics was studied.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE Computer Society, 2013. 107-109 p.
Research subject Computer and Systems Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-97197DOI: 10.1109/ICALT.2013.35ISBN: 978-0-7695-5009-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-97197DiVA: diva2:676241
ICALT 2013, 15-18 July 2013, Beijing, China