[Grassroots-l] OLPC USA
echerlin at gmail.com
Fri Apr 4 15:26:12 EDT 2008
On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 11:30 AM, Joshua N Pritikin <jpritiki at uoregon.edu> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 04, 2008 at 10:20:13AM -0700, Edward Cherlin wrote:
> > Even if OLPC America exists, it is doing precisely nothing. So why
> > don't we start our own OLPC USA and get things moving?
> Since cost is not as important in USA as it is in other countries, we need
> to show substantially different outcomes comparing OLPC laptops with, say,
> Windows XP or Apple. Americans want the best quality education at any cost.
Maine uses Apple notebooks for 7-12. They aren't nearly rugged enough,
I'm told. Breakage is reported to be a serious problem.
> My opinion is that we need an army of anthropologists documenting everything
> that is happening in Uruguay, Mongolia, and Peru.
And education researchers. Birmingham, Alabama, too, and Maine's program.
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