Education is a big focus for you. So, is there better learning through technology?
Via The Biz of Knowledge
It's important to be humble when we talk about education, because TV was going to change education and videotape was going to change it and computer-aided instruction was going to change it. But until the Internet exploded 10 years ago, technology really hadn't made a dent in education at all. Learning is mostly about creating a context for motivation. It's about why should you learn things. Technology plays a role, but it's not a panacea.
Technology can help, but it always has to be technology that understands the difficult conditions. Are computers in developing countries going to change their education system? In a lot of countries it's more: Are there classrooms, are there teachers, is there electricity? Taking new technology and trying to impose it on developing countries--that's crazy.