Special Report

Global Links

Lessons from the World
May 6, 2004
  • Education Tracking U.S. Trends
    In a time of tight state budgets, funding for educational technology is often first on the chopping block. And that has surely been the case in recent years.
    Jennifer Park, May 6, 2004
    4 min read
    Education Australia/Pacific
    Schools have made strides in using technology, but the commitment varies widely.
    Andrew Trotter, May 6, 2004
    6 min read
    Education Africa
    Lack of basic infrastructure, such as electricity, is a major obstacle to the use of technology in African schools.
    Mary Ann Zehr, May 6, 2004
    10 min read
    Education South America
    Chile is seen as the leader in technology use in schools, while larger nations, such as Brazil, struggle to catch up.
    John Gehring, May 6, 2004
    9 min read
    Education The Viking Journey
    Icelanders’ passion to see beyond their island has put technology front and center in the nation’s schools.
    Andrew Trotter, May 6, 2004
    13 min read
    Education Europe
    Many schools have seen an infusion of technology; the challenge is learning how to use it more effectively.
    Andrew Trotter, May 6, 2004
    9 min read
    Education Singapore's Digital Path
    Experts say this tiny Asian nation is far ahead of its regional neighbors in using technology to improve student learning.
    Rhea R. Borja, May 6, 2004
    12 min read
    Education Asia
    The divide between the digital haves and have-nots is as wide as the region itself.
    Rhea R. Borja, May 6, 2004
    8 min read
    Education A Canadian Critique
    A K-8 school that forged an international reputation for digital innovation has deliberately pared back its technology focus.
    Sean Cavanagh, May 6, 2004
    14 min read
    Education North America
    As the United States turns its attention to measuring technology’s impact, other nations address different needs.
    Sean Cavanagh, May 6, 2004
    8 min read
    Education Global Links
    Singaporean educators are finding that technology is useful in fostering more self-directed learning, a shift away from the traditional “learn and drill” culture of that Asian nation’s schools. A cultural affinity for digital technologies in Iceland—spurred largely by a historical need to overcome geographic isolation—has filtered down to the schools in the North Atlantic island nation. Meanwhile, in Canada, some schools have scaled back aggressive technological approaches to make more time for basic academic teaching.
    The Editors, May 6, 2004
    4 min read