Saturday, January 13, 2007

Should's /should not's

I dedicate this to Dr.Amna Bedri,whom today seemed, unlike her always shinning optimistic character, pessimistic today about integrating technology into classrooms.
"In fact, one of the saddest but most common conditions in elementary school computer labs (when they exist in the developing world), is the children are being trained to use Word, Excel and PowerPoint," Mr Negroponte said.

"I consider that criminal, because children should be making things, communicating, exploring, sharing, not running office automation tools."

Read the rest of the article on BBC NEWS website about the The scheme is hoping to put low-cost computers into the hands of people in developing countries.


Laura said...


Thanks for your blog. It is very interesting. I am a PhD student studying education and employment in Sudan and I am wondering if you have Amna Bedri's email address. I am trying to get in contact with her about a paper she wrote on english and employment in Sudan. She was at the ASTEL conference at the Omdurman Islamic University. Were you there also?

Do you have her email address?

Many thanks,

Hala said...

Salam Laura,
Thanks for stopping by.
Sure. Her email is: