Will giving iPads to students and teachers help them perform better in school? Singapore is placing $100,000 where their mouth is with their iPad pilot program.
In Singapore Launches iPad Pilot Program for Schools, you’ll read about how 140 students and 10 teachers received 150 Apple iPads for school work.
Do you think this technological improvement will really help these students?
If you’ve read The Dumbest Generation, you probably remember how computers simply distracted some students from their homework, and how their grades did not necessarily rank higher than their computer-less classmates.
Then again, that book used case studies of students in Western countries. It still remains to be seen if the experience will be replicated, or if things will turn out differently once this is implemented in schools in Asia.