ERIC Number: EJ719949
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
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Lessons from Costa Rica
Borthwick, Arlene; Lobo, Irina
Learning & Leading with Technology, v33 n2 p18-21 Oct 2005
Costa Rica has one of the highest concentrations of computers in the Americas and is regarded as a Central American pioneer in technology development. The authors of this article describe their trip to Costa Rica, which included visits to several schools as well as to the Foundation Omar Dengo (FOD) and the Ministry of Public Education (MEP), whose individual and collaborative efforts have been instrumental in introducing computers in education. Their model shows evidence of narrowing the digital divide while emphasizing the use of computers to develop teamwork and higher-order thinking skills. This trip provided a firsthand view of successful dissemination and creative use of instructional technology throughout Costa Rica.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Public Education, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Innovation, Technology Integration
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Costa Rica