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ERIC Number: EJ1071377
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1814-0556
Gifting Computers to a Poor School in Nepal: Beyond the Bling
Raven, John
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, v9 n3 p174-180 2013
Donating computers to schools in poorer communities with the altruistic hope of bridging some kind of "digital-divide" by providing access to modern technologies may seem commendable. Critics, however, would argue that these actions are ineffective, primarily serving the interests of the donators and may even damage the community. This paper reflects upon this controversy using, as a case study, one charitable project in Nepal that involved the donation of a set of computers to a remote high school that the author has been involved with.
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology. University of the West Indies Open Campus, Dave Hill, St. Michael BB11000, Barbados. Tel: 868-663-9021; Fax: 868-645-9741; Web site: http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nepal