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The Big Picture: Ed Tech Goes Global

The promise that technology will provide better educational opportunities in developing countries remains unfulfilled as the digital divide continues to widen. MIT Media Lab’s One Laptop per Child project is developing a low-cost computing device for Third World students. Intel’s World Ahead Program will spend $1 billion over the next five years to bring broadband access to 1 billion unwired students. Will these initiatives finally fulfill those promises?

September 2006

FAST FACTS

  • In a survey of 165 national libraries, two-thirds had English web sites or offered English translations of their web sites, although only 20 percent of the world's population, at most, speaks English.
  • One hour of Internet access at a cybercafé costs people in Lagos, Nigeria, about 75 percent of their average daily income, while it costs people in New York about 6 percent.
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