The other day at Tapped In were were talking about the topic referred to
here. I couldn't lay my finger on the reference, and after a search
around my computer, finally thought to type this into Google:
+"papyrus news" +computer +slum
This steered me to ...
From slums to cyberspace? This may seem an impossibly large gap to
bridge. But Indian educationists have undertaken an experiment
which showed up amazing findings about the potential of even
unlettered children to take to computers.
Slum children in New Delhi taught themselves basic computer
skills, and even managed to do some surfing on the Internet,
after they were given access to a computer without any
instructions or even a teacher.
This experiment using a "minimally invasive" approach to
education brought in "both strange and wonderful" results. Its
findings were recently reported in a technical journal by two
educationists of the Cognitive Engineering Research Centre of a
prominent Indian computer-education firm, NIIT.
etc ... a good read ...
Mark W tracked the reference this far: