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Dangwal, Ritu; Gupta, Zuleikha – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
Conversation with many juvenile children residing at observation Homes exemplifies how their past haunts them and at times is a major source of them feeling unequipped to survive in the world outside the barriers of the government Home boundaries. This lack of self-confidence may also demotivate the child from returning to formal education at a…
Descriptors: Learning Centers (Classroom), Computer Literacy, Self Esteem, Information Technology
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Arora, Payal – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Hole-in-the-Wall as a concept has attracted worldwide attention. It involves providing unconditional access to computer-equipped kiosks in playgrounds and out-of-school settings, children taking ownership of their learning and learning driven by the children's natural curiosity. It is posited that this approach, which is being used in India,…
Descriptors: Playgrounds, Foreign Countries, Informal Education, Program Implementation
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Mitra, Sugata; Dangwal, Ritu – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
What and how much can children learn without subject teachers? In an attempt to find a limit to self organized learning, we explored the capacity of 10-14 year old Tamil-speaking children in a remote Indian village to learn basic molecular biology, initially on their own with a Hole-in-the-Wall public computer facility, and later with the help of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Schools, State Schools, Private Schools
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Mitra, Sugata – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2003
It has been observed that children are able to learn to use computers and the Internet on their own, irrespective of their social, cultural or economic backgrounds (Mitra and Rana, 2001). This article describes subsequent experiments, conducted in five regions in India, results obtained, and possible conclusions. (AEF)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Children, Computer Literacy, Computer Use
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Mitra, Sugata; Rana, Vivek – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2001
Describes a study that provided slum children in New Delhi (India) with unsupervised and unguided access to the Internet via an outdoor kiosk. Concludes that children seem to understand and use the technology fluently and that language and formal education do not seem to make any significant difference. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Children, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Background
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Hosie, P. J. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 1987
Presents a detailed examination of six international educational satellite systems whose characteristics are relevant to primary and secondary education in Australia. Political, social, economic, and technological factors are included in the discussion of how satellite technology can be implemented in Australia. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Communications Satellites, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Distance Education
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Gabriel, J. P.; Pillai, J. K. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 1988
Describes study conducted with undergraduates in India to investigate the selection of suitable learning strategies in science instruction. Highlights include six independent and seven group learning strategies; components of students' learning potential; the influence of different components of learning potential on three achievement levels; and…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Academic Achievement, Analysis of Variance, Aptitude Treatment Interaction