37% rural youth sans Internet access: Study
At first blush, it might seem odd to consider what India could teach American schools about education technology.
In India, after all, school Internet access is estimated to be something like one percent, few schools have computers and the country has well-documented problems with infrastructure, inequity and extreme poverty.
“I think there is a lot to learn by looking at unexpected places like India,” said Keith R. Krueger, the CEO of the Consortium of School Networking (CoSN), a nonprofit membership organization for education technology professionals. Watching people create solutions by working with the limited technology they do have was instructive, he said.