The OLPC Laptop: Educational Revolution or Devolution?
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Bentley, C. (2007). The OLPC Laptop: Educational Revolution or Devolution?. In T. Bastiaens & S. Carliner (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (pp. 647-652). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (ELEARN) 2007
Quebec City, Canada
October 15, 2007
Theo Bastiaens & Saul Carliner
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The OLPC laptop launched in 2005 has been a sensational topic of conversation among computer engineers and scientists, development workers, and governments ever since. The OLPC organization views the laptops as a means to provide education for all, particularly in developing countries where children have limited access to schooling. However, the OLPC organization has not publicly supported this view with empirical evidence. A review of educational research was conducted to determine whether or not the OLPC laptop could potentially provide an education for children. It was found that yes, children could use the OLPC laptop to pursue an education, but this conclusion is by no means a guarantee. An implementation program that helps governments provide a curriculum, set up learning partnerships, and evaluate the laptop program is proposed.
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- The Effects of the Use of Interactive Whiteboards on Student Achievement
- A New Teacher Tool, Interactive White Boards: A Meta Analysis
- Toward Technology Integration in the Schools: Why It Isn’t Happening
- Professional learning during a one-to-one laptop innovation
- Managing Teachers’ Barriers to ICT Integration in Singapore Schools
- Teachers Facing ICT The Case of Greece
- Using iPod Touch and iPad Educational Apps in the Classroom
- How Teachers Integrate Technology and Their Beliefs About Learning: Is There a Connection?
- Can technology transform teaching and learning? The impact of interactive whiteboards.
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