[Olpc-open] How will the OLPC truly help education?
bert at freudenbergs.de
Sun Nov 19 05:45:58 EST 2006
On Nov 19, 2006, at 1:07 , Henry Skelton wrote:
> Now that is certainly nice, but how is it better than regular books?
Do regular books come with unlimited supply of paper and color pens?
With scissors and glue to make your own collages? There is a whole
lot of infrastructure that we take for granted in our schools, which
is just not the case everywhere.
In addition, computers with the right software offer a *lot* more
than regular books. Take a peek at what happens with 80,000 computers
running Squeak/Etoys on Linux in one of the poorest regions of Spain:
Etoys is included in the OLPC software:
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