[Argentina] [support-gang] Clarin: Most schools in Argentina that received Netbooks (non-OLPC) can't use them.
godiard at gmail.com
Tue Sep 21 18:16:54 EDT 2010
This is a different project without relation with OLPC.
Its directed to secondary schools. The netbooks are Classmates with double
boot, Windows and a local Linux distribution.
On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 1:12 PM, Caryl Bigenho <cbigenho at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Do you have any data on this? How extensive is the netbook distribution?
> La Rioja has chosen to use XOs and did extensive training (Gonzalo Odiard
> was a part of the training team). Are provinces choosing the hardware they
> will use? I assume it is the provincial governments, not the educators. I
> have read their national technology plan and it seems directed at the
> secondary schools. Are these netbooks in the primary schools? Perhaps they
> didn't want to wait for the XO-1.5-HS to be available since Uruguay has a
> huge order in ahead of them.
> As far as I know, not all provinces have done distributions of anything
> yet. I am working on a request ticket from a teacher in Mendoza province
> asking about how to get our program. For those that already have Windows
> machines, it seems to me that encouraging the use of our software via SoaS
> makes sense. While the XO is a great machine, this is really "an education
> program." What matters is the constructionist educational philosophy behind
> the program and SoaS makes it still possible with a netbook.
> > Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 17:19:59 +0200
> > From: e0425826 at student.tuwien.ac.at
> > To: support-gang at lists.laptop.org
> > CC: argentina at lists.laptop.org
> > Subject: Re: [support-gang] Clarin: Most schools in Argentina that
> received Netbooks (non-OLPC) can't use them.
> > I didn't have time to read the whole article but the list of issues
> > mentioned in the first paragraph  is pretty much the who-is-who of
> > problems that you run into when the implementation of an ICT4E project
> > isn't well planned:
> > * lack of electricity
> > * lack of safe place for storage
> > * lack of connectivity
> > * no support people
> > * lack of teacher training
> > One would think that overtime governments, organizations, and companies
> > would learn to avoid them... :-/
> > Cheers,
> > Christoph
> >  "La distribución empezó en marzo pasado y, según pudo relevar Clarín
> > en varias provincias, muchos establecimientos que recibieron las
> > computadoras no pueden usarlas, por falta de un espacio seguro para
> > guardarlas, por carecer de instalación eléctrica o red informática
> > apropiadas, por no contar con el personal necesario, o por deficiencias
> > en la capacitación docente."
> > Am 21.09.2010 13:47, schrieb SgtPepper:
> > > Guys,
> > > Today Clarin (one of the most read newspapers in Argentina) published
> > > the following Article:
> > >
> > > http://www.clarin.com/sociedad/educacion/titulo_0_339566133.html
> > >
> > > Basically, it says that most schools that received netbooks from the
> > > "Conectar/Igualdad" programme (that distributes Exo netbooks with
> > > Windows) are unable to use them, since they don't have the
> > > infraestructure. I tried to get in touch with Local Radio/News station
> > > to comment on these.
> > >
> > > This was compared against Ceibal (obviously), but the OLPC Foundation
> > > was not mentioned.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
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