It is with great honor that invite OLPC News readers to the live webcast of a discussion around Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) that I've helped organize in direct response to your vibrant feedback on this site.
How much does it really cost to introduce and sustain computers in schools?This promises to be a very lively debate as we'll have a presentation of Vital Wave Consulting's "Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Model for Education Officials". It will be followed by a open Question and Answer session kicked off by Jon Camfield, who has updated GeSCI's 1:1 Educational Models Budgeting Tool for the OLPC deployment in Rwanda.
Total Cost of Ownership (TCO): A Study of Models of Affordable Computing for Schools in Developing Countries.
11am - 12:30pm (Washington DC time)
6 November 2008
You may remember Jon from the very first OLPC TCO conversation two years ago. Now is your chance to see him, me, and a whole assortment of thought leaders debate the real costs of deploying computers in schools in the Live Webcast.
This seminar webcast will also be recorded for review at your convenience.