A Worthy Goal

Gates, Bill
February 2008
Forbes Asia;2/11/2008, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p16
The author emphasizes the role of technology in transforming education to meet the needs of the world's children. He relates the number of children who are not attending school and do not receive an education. He commends the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's OpenCourseware Initiative which could enable anyone, anywhere in the world to access great resources that used to be available to only a small handful of students.


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