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October 07, 2006



With my primary focus on telecom and telecom in emerging markets, I wasn't aware of "minimally invasive education" until I stumbled on the article referenced above.

Comments from friends and a little more research show that this idea has been evolving for several years now. The project in India has extended to over 100 sites and fostered an extensive amount of academic research:
all supporting the idea that this really works.

Somewhat similar efforts are going on in South Africa:


Had an interesting email correspondance with Karen Ellis of Educational CyberPlayGround who is "very interested in literacy" and provided these links:

National Children's Folksong Repository

21ST CENTURY LITERACY DEFINED : how to read, how to write, how to use computers, how to find and evaluate information found on the net.

Linguistic Rights and the Official Language

How to Integrate technology

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