Last week, a number of technology publications reported on a study about the deployment of OLPC laptops in Peru, the largest such rollout in the history of the project.
on 04/18/2012 – Made popular on 04/18/2012
Written by: Sam VargheseThe deployment of laptops in Peru by the One Laptop Per Child project failed because the organisation did not bother to find out if conditions were optimal for such a deployment before it went in.
This is the only conclusion one can draw from the latest attempt by the organisation to spin its failure as being caused by external factors.
Nearly three months after a detailed
The parties that just won the elections in Mauritius are going to introduce the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) program with the objective to "transform how children are taught by giving them access to modern technological tools which will help them to better understand Information Technology"
The One Laptop Per Child project announced Friday that it has teamed up with semiconductor manufacturer Marvell to offer kids in developing nations a computer for under $100. This time, the project will offer Marvell's Moby tablet computer.
Aaron Newcomb of the source_show released his podcast covering SCaLE 9x. I really enjoyed myself at this SCaLE and was happy to see OLPC for whom I volunteer featured at SCaLE and in the podcast. Not just at the OLPC booth but at Fedora's where two XOs sat. See Episode 13 here: http://thesourceshow.org/node/11
One Laptop per Child (OLPC) and Marvell have agreed to develop next-generation OLPC XO-3 tablets based on the Marvell Moby reference design and the Armada 610 SoC. Aimed at the worldwide educational market, the Moby-based XO devices will support 1080p video encode and decode, 3D graphics, Flash 10-enabled web access, and teleconferencing, and consume only a single Watt, say the partners....
The story sounded far-fetched: OLPC researchers, working with a team of technicians in Ethiopia, created a special “hut” covered in solar panels where the children of a few distant towns could go to recharge some toys they were given. The toys were boxed Motorola Xoom tablets and every child between the age of four and eight got one.
I was in the Peace Corps in Cape Verde as an ICT volunteer from 2006 to 2008, and while I was there, the One Laptop Per Child project came on my radar and I became pretty enamored of the prospect of bringing some XOs to the country, or at least raising awareness of the idea within the government.