Sunday, July 11, 2010

Computers and Education (2 articles)

Students, Meet Your New Teacher, Mr. Robot By BENEDICT CAREY and JOHN MARKOFF, NYTimes
Computer scientists are developing machines that can teach people simple skills, like household tasks and vocabulary.


Computers at Home: Educational Hope vs. Teenage Reality By RANDALL STROSS, NYTimes

Researchers measuring a home computer’s educational value to a schoolchild in a low-income household are finding that test scores tend to go down, not up.

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