A study from the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development has concluded that the use of computers in schools contributes little or nothing to learning, and in fact, could be a factor associated with worse results.
One Education, which is a front for the One Laptop Per Child programme in Australia, has announced that it is developing a new laptop for children which is modular and, which, it claims, can be put together by a four-year-old.
The One Laptop per Child Australia project has received a boost from the federal budget, with a one-off grant of $11.7 million for its unproven program.
As PC sales worldwide stagnate, computer and other tech device makers have started looking around for new markets to enter.
When an organisation rolls out unproven technology in a given area, who is responsible for ensuring that the testing ground has been made ready for the success of its experiment?
Last week, a number of technology publications reported on a study about the deployment of OLPC laptops in Peru, the largest such rollout in the history of the project.
With children in the US faring poorly in their studies, why is it that so-called ground-breaking projects like the One Laptop Per Child program were not first implemented in their country of origin?
The first detailed and scientific study of the deployment of laptops by the One Laptop Per Child project has come to the conclusion that it is basically a waste of time.
The one question that remains unanswered after Sridhar Dhanapalan's presentation on the One Laptop per Child Australia project at the 12th Australian national Linux conference yesterday is this: is the project about technology or education?
Melbourne based web specialist Stateless Systems has promised to pay for just over 2,000 XO 1.5 laptops which will be distributed to children in the Northern Territory by the One Laptop Per Child organisation.
The Australian arm of the One Laptop Per Child project has announced an acceleration of its rollout plans for remote areas.
The One Laptop Per Child project has so far deployed 1,000 of its XO laptops in Australia and taken the first delivery of the next generation devices which it will unveil in coming weeks.
The Free Software Foundation has described the One Laptop per Child Project as one that will only help to "turn millions of children into Microsoft dependents".
Rangan Srikhanta is an enthusiastic young man with one of the most difficult jobs in the country.
The Northern Territory has seen the formal launch of One Laptop Per Child deployments in Australia.
The One Laptop Per Child organisation (OLPC), looks to have conceded that its "$100 laptop" has been a gigantic lapflop as the global recession bites deeper. Recent reports indicate that OLPC has suffered a massive sales downturn of its XO computer, resulting in equally massive staff layoffs and budget slashing.
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