OLPC in South America on Educational Technology Debate


It's been almost a month since I returned from my 9-week OLPC News South America road trip that led me to Uruguay, Paraguay, Peru, and the United States. While I posted about a dozen or so entries while I was traveling I've now had time to reflect on my experiences, go through all the notes I took, and compile my thoughts and observations.

OLPC in South America on EduTechDebate.org

The result is an in-depth series of articles on Educational Technology Debate, a joint platform by infoDev and UNESCO which has seen countless excellent discussions about the use of information and communication technologies for education (ICT4E) in developing nations in the past two years.

The OLPC in South America discussion started earlier today.

The first post provides an overview of OLPC in South America as well as explaining what I've come to call the "six criteria for successful implementations of ICT for Education projects in developing countries" which will be a common thread throughout the series. Over the month of October, I'll focus on Uruguay, Paraguay, and Peru deployments and their place in context to other OLPC deployments worldwide.

OLPC in South America on OLPC News

OLPC News will complement the Educational Technology Debate articles and discussion by featuring additional posts with a South America focus. At the end of this series, we'll also have a surprise for loyal OLPC News readers - stay tuned to find out.

So this will definitely be an exciting month and as always I'm really looking forward to your comments, thoughts, questions, and suggestions.


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