Educational Technology

April 28, 2010

Two Billion Laptops? It May Not Be Enough

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

By Randall Stross, NY Times

One Laptop Per Child is a nonprofit group that thinks big. Since 2007, it has sold inexpensive but rugged laptop computers to the governments of less-developed countries. The goal is to equip each of the two billion children in the developing world with his or her own computer. It’s been slow going. About 1.6 million of the group’s laptops have been distributed to date, said Matt Keller, vice president for global advocacy at the O.L.P.C. Foundation, based in Cambridge, Mass. Today, the largest concentrations are in Uruguay, at around 400,000, and Peru, at 280,000, followed by Rwanda (110,000) and Haiti and Mongolia (15,000 each).

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/18/business/18digi.html?src=busln

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