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Large scale impact studies raises questions about the impact of One Laptop Per Child

Saturday, 10 March 2012
OLPC in Peru, picture from OLPC website

In 2007, Peru announced it would distribute tens of thousands of XO laptops from One Laptop Per Child to children in rural schools across the country, and expanded the programme every year since. Almost 1 million laptops later, the program is now the largest XO deployment in the world. Large impact studies of this initiative have shown that effective implementation of the One Laptop per Child program was not enough to overcome the difficulties of a design that places its trust in the role of technologies themselves. Visit the Educational Technology Debate website to read more about these studies and the questions raised by their findings.

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