[Nepal] 24 teachers start OLPC training

Edward Cherlin echerlin at gmail.com
Wed Apr 2 01:38:31 EDT 2008

2008/3/31 Bryan Berry <bryan.berry at gmail.com>:
> 24 teachers from Bishwamitra and Bashuki schools started 4-day long OLPC
> training organized by OLE Nepal.
> http://blog.olenepal.org/index.php/archives/193
> At the start of the Nepali school year, OLE Nepal will distribute 150
> laptops to children in grades two and six at Bashuki and Bishwamitra
> schools. Teachers from both schools are currently in four days of training
> how to use the laptops in the classroom.

Can you tell us what the training materials are and where to access
them? Are they in Nepali? Can we get English translations? For
example, we have nothing in the Wiki about this:

"On the morning of the second day Bipul focused on the theories of
Piaget and Vygotsky that underpin constructionism. The afternoon of
the second day returned to the activities in the XO and how they
reflect the ideas of Piaget and Vygotsky."

In fact, it is the first I have heard of the connection between Piaget
and Vygotsky and the XO. Which of their publications are most
relevant? Who knows about any of this? The Constructionism page in the
Wiki is feeble.

> OLE Nepal has developed a completely open-source set of learning activities
> for both grades. Mahabir Pun, OLE Nepal's Director of Networking has set up
> Internet access for both schools.


> We regularly update our blog with more details
>  http://blog.olenepal.org/
> Bryan Berry
> Systems Engineer, OLE Nepal
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Edward Cherlin
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