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Displaying items by tag: OLPC

Tuesday, 01 May 2012 15:56

Worldreader takes a page from OLPC's book

As PC sales worldwide stagnate, computer and other tech device makers have started looking around for new markets to enter.

Published in Open Sauce
Monday, 30 April 2012 03:10

OLPC: no proof, but more spin on 'education'

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?

Published in Open Sauce
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Wednesday, 18 April 2012 11:11

No evidence, but OLPC continues 'education' spin

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.

Published in Open Sauce
Tuesday, 10 April 2012 12:35

OLPC using poor kids as guinea pigs

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?

Published in Open Sauce
Monday, 09 April 2012 12:19

OLPC of no use in learning: study

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.

Published in Home Tech
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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?

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 12 May 2010 14:57

Stateless Systems props indigenous PC push

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.

Published in Deals
Thursday, 01 April 2010 08:44

OLPC Australia kicks on

The Australian arm of the One Laptop Per Child project has announced an acceleration of its rollout plans for remote areas.

Published in Mobility
Thursday, 25 February 2010 09:59

OLPC breaks 1,000 machine barrier

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.

Saturday, 29 August 2009 05:20

OLPC will make children Microserfs: FSF

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".

Published in Open Sauce
Sunday, 09 August 2009 06:32

OLPC Australia trying to burnish its image

Rangan Srikhanta is an enthusiastic young man with one of the most difficult jobs in the country.

Published in Open Sauce
Tuesday, 28 July 2009 06:33

OLPC: the more we know, the more we marvel

The One Laptop per Child project is a forgotten entity these days - and rightly so. From being a high-profile unit it has degenerated into a curiosity.
Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 27 May 2009 09:53

OLPC arrives in remote Australian schools

The Northern Territory has seen the formal launch of One Laptop Per Child deployments in Australia.

Published in Home Tech
Monday, 09 February 2009 05:02

OLPC no longer wants to change the world

There is more disquieting news emerging from the One Laptop per Child project - or what remains of it, following the sackings and budget cuts in January.
Published in Open Sauce
Thursday, 22 January 2009 08:30

LCA2009: Sugar Labs tries to pick up the pieces

It was created to sit on the laptops of the One Laptop Per Child project but after the numerous fiascos that the mother project faced, the Sugar learning system is now being developed entirely independently of OLPC.
Published in Open Sauce
Tuesday, 13 January 2009 04:01

OLPC days numbered as recession bites

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.

Published in Strategy
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Published in The Linux Distillery
Wednesday, 26 November 2008 02:50

OLPC launches $700 lap toy promotion in Australia

The so-called $100 third world one laptop per child (OLPC) vision of Nicholas Negroponte has now become the around $700 (including GST and shipping charges) two-for-one "lap toy" Christmas promotion in Australia.

Published in Beerfiles
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The school children of the Island of Niue have been the recipients of a technological donation: 500 XO OLPC laptops. Fantastic, or folly?

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Sunday, 24 August 2008 21:16

Another OLPC man goes his own way

Another stalwart of the One Laptop per Child Project has gone his own way – after telling project founder Nicholas Negroponte that he (Negroponte) had failed to go beyond the stage of a prototype.

Published in Open Sauce
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