Looking through a “Hole-in-the-Wall”

The blog entitled “Looking through a ‘Hole-in-the-Wall'” by Dashe & Thomson is about an experiment on social learning is conducted.

The experiment goes like this: In an urban slum, there is a computer that anyone can access. How will the computer be used? The results surprised everyone. Children came in groups to increase their knowledge in academic areas they didn’t have access to in their schools.

The blogger for this post showed that even children who live in not so great conditions can learn more by using a computer rather than memorizing information from their schools.

The blogger for this post asked ” If you are hiring a candidate for a position at your company, and you are down to two people equally qualified, do you want to hire the person who has memorized information?  Or, do you want to hire someone who can find up-to-date, current information quickly and easily?”

-Kimberly Wondoloski

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