A Short Case Study of the Impacts of the OLPC Project around the World

Resource type
Report
Authors/contributors
Title
A Short Case Study of the Impacts of the OLPC Project around the World
Abstract
The ambitious One Laptop per Child (OLPC) Program was launched in 2005 and has distributed over 2 million rugged, low power connected laptops to some of the poorest children in the world. The chairman and founder, Nicholas Negroponte, is pioneering an experiment with the OLPC project which could fundamentally alter the dynamics of education in the developing world by bringing literacy, learning and connectivity to the estimated 100 million children who currently do not receive education at a first grade level. In this paper we performed a case study using existing literature where we looked into the situation in six countries. In three of these countries the OLPC project was considered successful and in the other three countries the project did not necessarily live up to the expectations. We explored the factors which lead to the success of the OLPC project in these countries and then we looked into the factors that lead to the inadequate results in some of the other countries.
Pages
11
Language
en
Library Catalog
Zotero
Citation
Coomar, S., & Ryzhov, I. (n.d.). A Short Case Study of the Impacts of the OLPC Project around the World (p. 11).