Monthly Archives: April 2011

OLPC for Egypt?

If you follow the doings of OLPC, you know that there are XO/Sugar deployments in dozens of countries, that there are numerous local OLPC groups, and that Nicholas Negroponte has had discussions with the Presidents/Prime Ministers and Ministers of Education … Continue reading

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Finance for children

Ron Lieber of the New York Times reported recently that in the wake of the latest financial disaster, a number of people and organizations have taken up the cause of helping the next generation of grown-ups form better habits at … Continue reading

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Replacing textbooks for a billion children

Laptop, netbook, and tablet computers cost much less than printed textbooks. So if we replace all of the textbooks with free digital Open Education Resources (OERs), we can improve education around the world while saving money overall. So that’s what … Continue reading

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