Designing OLPC Learning Environments: A Case on 1:1 Pedagogy in Rural Tanzania
2013 (English)In: Africon 2013: Proceedings, IEEE conference proceedings, 2013, -5 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In the past two decades computers have become a standard educational tool in the industrialized countries. Recently, equipping each student with a personal device (one- to-one computing, OLPC) has been enthusiastically advocated for developing countries, too. However, despite a number of pioneering research studies, broader analyses of pedagogical, technical, and organizational aspects of one-to-one computing in developing countries are largely missing. In this participatory action research in a rural Tanzanian primary school, we identified a number of pedagogical elements that were beneficial for teaching and utilizing ICT in the classroom. We pinpointed exploratory and self-regulated learning, group problem solving, and constructive principles as facilitators of learning within the one-to-one computing paradigm in this context. Our results show that the introduction of children’s computers also triggered a number of changes in dynamics both within the school but also outside the school.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE conference proceedings, 2013. -5 p.
Research subject Computer and Systems Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-97722DOI: 10.1109/AFRCON.2013.6757660ISBN: 978-1-4673-5943-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-97722DiVA: diva2:679952
IEEE AFRICON 2013, 9-12 September, Mauritius