Sixth International School On Mind, Brain And Education

2011 August 3-7

Education in the
Digital Era

Directors: Antonio M. Battro and Kurt W. Fischer
Program officer: MarĂ­a Lourdes Majdalani

Abstract: Todd Rose & Parisa Rouhani
CAST, USA & Harvard Graduate School of Education, USA

One to one computing: reducing the knowledge gap in Paraguay
We discuss lessons learned from a recent Harvard-funded project that aimed to leverage digital technologies and insights from the interdisciplinary science of learning (MBE) to support the variability of learners in an introductory class on Educational Neuroscience. As it is large and highly diverse, and it assumes no background knowledge in neuroscience, the course provides an opportunity to demonstrate the importance of learning design for education in the digital age.