the laptops interconnect via a mesh even if they are closed
The laptop comes with specialized educational software. Kids can work together collaboratively over the mesh even over large distances. Tests have shown that the mesh can work outdoor over a distance of 1.5 km
The software which was installed on the laptops is based on the constructivistic principle “Learning by making”. The kids can collaborate to create works and documents [KLICK] For example: Write, Painting, Taking pictures, composing or programming.
it is not a cheap toy!
it is a high tech device
it is about opportunity to learn and educate yourself
* what do we do?We program activities, find and fix bugs, tinker with Hardware, work on grassroots PR, etc.
It is about giving a whole generation of kids a chance. Maybe it is only a chance. And maybe only 5%-15% of kids will use it. But those who will, will have had access to the worlds knowledge. And those will actually be able to influence their country on a large scale.
It also helps a lot to be locally involved - networking effects - helps the local creative industries + IT industries. OLPC is a motor
it is a unique opportunity to change something on a big scale
here you can talk about your pilots and tests in your country...
OLPC presentation (english)
OLPC - CH O ne L aptop P er C hild „ $100 Laptop“ One Laptop Per Child Copyright by Simon Dorner; Presentation: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The most ambitious education project ever attempted
What is the Project about? Why should you participate? What can you contribute? 1 2 3
1 What is the One Laptop Per Child project about?
„ The $100 laptop is inspiring in many respects. It holds the promise of major advances in economic and social development.“ Kofi Annan
„ I have one word for your project: enchanting.“ Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigerian president
„ Children are the greatest natural resource of any country. Educating these children is at the root of solving our largest and most complex problems“ Nicholas Negroponte, director of OLPC Foundation