Internet promises salvation
--or an even bigger knowledge gap
The internet is being proposed as a cure-all for the developing world\'s education problems ... but barriers of electric power, telephone lines and basic literacy put it beyond the reach of most third world pupils.
THE gap between schools in the developing world and schools in the west used to be measured in terms of textbooks, teachers, blackboards and desks - the basic tools of education. Now technology is entering the equation, and the United Nations has warned that as computers spread throughout western classrooms, the knowledge gap is widening.