Wednesday, 4 February 2009

One Laptop Per Child

A few years ago, Nicholas Negroponte started his One Laptop Per Child campaign. This organisation manufactures the XO ( the "$100 laptop"), a wireless internet-enabled, pedal powered computer costing roughly $100. The idea is to put millions of these devices in the hands of the children in the developing world by 2010.

The Mission Statement of his organisation reads as follows: To create educational opportunities for the world's poorest children by providing each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop with content and software designed for collaborative, joyful, self-empowered learning. When children have access to this type of tool they get engaged in their own education. They learn, share, create, and collaborate. They become connected to each other, to the world and to a brighter future.

This is a short video clip of a talk that he gave at TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) last year on taking laptops to children in Colombia with the aid of Colombia's Defence Department.

3 Comments:

Jan said...

This is a great idea. Every child should learn how to use laptop, it is a great way of learing.

Mystic Matt said...

Such an amazing idea. I believe it could help change the world. By giving children the chance to see the world to see past the negative that may be going on in their life!

Aarti said...

Amazingly the great great idea I can say. And the idea even not costing more but than too creating a technology full revolution among the students to be handy with the daily based routine techs and media orientation. Used Car Dealers

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