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Wrong! Free computers don’t affect educational outcomes

Wrong! Free computers don’t affect educational outcomes | E-Waste | Scoop.it

Makes you wonder how on earth earth such misguided studies can even be commissioned. Also makes you curious about who is really behind the funding of research that misleads readers into believing that poor kids don’t need the same tools their wealthier peers use for success.


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Great article! 

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 25, 2013 2:55 AM

Some kind of obvious points, that obviously still need to be made.

T. Brendan Donahoe's comment, May 26, 2013 1:04 PM
Very well crafted piece...clearly the study cited equated correlation with causality. Lisa makes some very good points.
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E-Waste: The Electronic Age Has A Dark Side! Is Refurbished Electronics The Answer?

E-Waste: The Electronic Age Has A Dark Side! Is Refurbished Electronics The Answer? | E-Waste | Scoop.it
E- Waste is the fastest-growing component of the waste stream worldwide.
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Wrong! Free computers don’t affect educational outcomes

Wrong! Free computers don’t affect educational outcomes | E-Waste | Scoop.it

Makes you wonder how on earth earth such misguided studies can even be commissioned. Also makes you curious about who is really behind the funding of research that misleads readers into believing that poor kids don’t need the same tools their wealthier peers use for success.


Via Nik Peachey
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Great article! 

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 25, 2013 2:55 AM

Some kind of obvious points, that obviously still need to be made.

T. Brendan Donahoe's comment, May 26, 2013 1:04 PM
Very well crafted piece...clearly the study cited equated correlation with causality. Lisa makes some very good points.
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New Social Enterprise Loan to Boost e-Waste Recycling in Colorado - EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)

New Social Enterprise Loan to Boost e-Waste Recycling in Colorado - EON: Enhanced Online News (press release) | E-Waste | Scoop.it
New Social Enterprise Loan to Boost e-Waste Recycling in Colorado
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)
The $53,500 loan is being awarded on the eve of Colorado's e-waste landfill ban under the Electronic Recycle Jobs Act.
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The Importance Of Mobile Learning In (And Out Of) The Classroom

The Importance Of Mobile Learning In (And Out Of) The Classroom | E-Waste | Scoop.it
There has always been at least some sort of disconnect between how things like mobile learning are taught in a classroom and how things work in the 'real world'.

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Nicolas Reisini's curator insight, June 1, 2013 10:29 AM

Everybody needs access to this wherever they live or work. 

Mahani Mohamad's curator insight, June 2, 2013 12:41 PM

on m-learning > it's not the gadget!

Katherine McGehee's curator insight, June 13, 2013 11:26 AM

Check out this infographic http://www.upsidelearning.com/infographics/why-mobile-learning-is-the-future-of-workplace-learning/

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Computers for a Cause - Turning Waste Into Prosperity

Computers for a Cause - Turning Waste Into Prosperity | E-Waste | Scoop.it
At Computers for a Cause our mission is simple; transform unwanted or inoperative computers into operational and educational tools for those in need. Ultimately, Computers for a Cause seeks to turn waste into prosperity.
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