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Lessons from Abroad: One Laptop per Child initiative does not impact student performance

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One Laptop per Child, the American-based charity that distributes laptops to children in developing countries, failed to raise test scores in Peru, reports ZDnet.

According to an evaluation by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), students in Peru who had received the laptops did not do…

Rwanda: University Students to Get Laptops On Loan

Kigali — In a bid to solve the problem of inadequate computers in most universities in the country, the Ministry of Education is considering providing laptops to students in public institutions of higher learning on loan.

The move was revealed yesterday by Education Minister, Dr. Charles Murigande, during a press conference on social cluster development in the country in the last seven years.

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If students are to become the problem solvers, knowledge creators, and life-long learners that are needed to advance development in East Africa, then the introduction of computers needs to correspond to the revision of the curriculum, pedagogical practices, and assessments in the educational systems of these countries. Without these changes, students will be using computers to memorize facts and perform the simple procedures that are the current focus of education in this region.
OLPC in Afghanistan
"After years of war, instability, and times when such technology was banned, USAID is bringing laptops designed to improve education into Afghan schools. Computers like Hamida’s provide students with vast educational resources including digital libraries, educational pages, word processing, databases, and access to email and the Internet."
(via XO Laptops Create Classrooms of Afghanistan’s Future - OLPC News)

OLPC in Afghanistan

"After years of war, instability, and times when such technology was banned, USAID is bringing laptops designed to improve education into Afghan schools. Computers like Hamida’s provide students with vast educational resources including digital libraries, educational pages, word processing, databases, and access to email and the Internet."

(via XO Laptops Create Classrooms of Afghanistan’s Future - OLPC News)