Sunday, March 18, 2007

GDC: One Laptop Per Child

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Nikki checks out the current "one laptop per child" phototype.

One Laptop per Child (OLPC) is a non-profit humanitarian effort, to design, manufacture, and distribute laptops inexpensive enough to give every child in the world access to knowledge and modern education. OLPC is based on constructionist theories of learning pioneered by Seymour Papert and later Alan Kay, and principles expressed in Nicholas Negroponte's "Being Digital".

The OLPC project is young, but it is moving quickly and has attracted incredible support and creativity. The laptop was designed by experts from academia and industry with decades of collective field experience. The result is a harmony of form and function; a flexible, ultra low-cost, durable, and power-efficient machine with which nations of the emerging world can transform the quality of their children's learning.

Nikki's video interview will be published this week. Stay tuned.

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