[Olpc-open] Olpc-open Digest, Vol 17, Issue 13

Michael Burns maburns at gmail.com
Mon Dec 3 17:15:22 EST 2007

On Dec 1, 2007 11:00 PM, tall897 <tall897 at gmail.com> wrote:

> ...that there is no evidence that spending huge sums on computers for
> school children has any positive effect on their learning.

Sure there is. The one-to-one program in Maine has widely been touted as a
success. Repeated trials in the field these last months have been a success.
The consumer computer experiments, that Negroponte, Papert and others have
conducted over the years and decades (and frequently cited in OLPC-related

One-to-one laptop deployments are quite effective at making smarter
students, especially if the program is done right.

Michael Burns * Student
Open Source {Education} Lab
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