Past efforts to teach American students computer skills haven't always helped workers get better-paying jobs. But spending on hardware and software for schools has certainly enriched tech companies.
Schools are focusing on the wrong objective when it comes to using technology in their classrooms. They should focus just as much on how they teach.
More pupils in Ghana, Malawi and South Africa are taking smartphones to school. These can be useful learning tools – or terrible distractions.
There's a great deal of debate about what devices schools should be using. But educators should be focusing on how children learn, not what they learn on.
To prepare teachers for the 21st century, we need to reform the way we assess children.
Recent research which examined a group of Australian schools found laptops did make a positive difference to learning.