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One to one computing in Ethiopia | eLearning Africa News Portal


One to one computing in Ethiopia | eLearning Africa News Portal.

Detailed commentary about OLPC in Ethiopia, Africa more generally. Disputes Negroponte’s claim that children are becoming programmers; notes instead that children are playing games and teachers are distracted.  The costs remain prohibitive and neglects basic needs like textbooks.  A comment lists three criteria for success:

1. Rigorous, appropriate training of teachers in the use, intergration and benefits of the laptops
2. Public-private partnerships to ensure that funding is injected into the programme from outside of limited state coffers
3. Open source textbooks are integrated into the software offerings of the laptops. 

 

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