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Can technology drive social change? The impact of laptops on the development of Ethiopian children

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Nina Hansen

 

What happens when laptops are given to children in the developing world? How does technology change their lives? Do children really get better at school and improve their educational prospects as assumed by organizations such as the One Laptop per Child initiative? In a longitudinal quasi-experimental field study we investigate how technology can drive social change among Ethiopian children. We are interested in “unexpected” social changes such as changes in their self-concept, cultural values, friendships, and the relationship with their parents.

Nina Hansen is assistant professor for Social Psychology.

Laatst gewijzigd:22 oktober 2012 16:57