Breaking News: 1CC and OLPC is moving to Montevideo, Uruguay!


Wow! OLPC News has actually had an influence on One Laptop Per Child. I don't even know what to say, so I'll just quote their press release:

OLPC to create Worldwide Institute for Learning Learning
OLPC confirms Montevideo's role as the OLPC capital of the world and will move there using the power of the world's children

Cambridge MA, April 1, 2011: PRfoolwire - One Laptop per Child (OLPC), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help provide every child in the world access to a modern education, announced today that its moving its operations from Cambridge, Mass to Montevideo, Uruguay to create a Worldwide Institute for Learning Learning. The Institute will promote the highest quality examples of learning with connected laptops in schools and communities, support ongoing laptop implementation plans across South America, and create an global learning learning network.

"One Laptop Per Child is now a global movement to have the world's children learn learning, and OLPC is expanding from merely a laptop project to a Worldwide Institute of Learning Learning," said Nicholas Negroponte, founder and chairman of One Laptop per Child. "Recognizing the thought leadership of OLPC News in declaring Montevideo the OLPC capital of the world, we are moving our entire operations from 1 Cambridge Circle, to Montevideo, Uruguay, effective immediately, and we will move with the help of the world's children."

OLPC has already adapted the Sugar Learning Platform to promote collaborative directional learning through child-friendly Activities that encourage critical Pan American Highway driving skills.

Walter Bender, Executive Director of Sugar Labs, said, "The fluidity of movement between the virtual and real-world vehicle interfaces gives learners the ability to transition from a learning environment - Sugar - to a production and productivity environment - Colombian and then Brazilian drivers. They have the means of honing the logistical skills acquired in an elementary education setting into maneuverable skills for high school hallways during secondary education."

On arrival, OLPC will combine its formidable grandstanding oration and wiki documentation efforts with the implementation finesse of Centro para la Inclusión Tecnológica y Social (CITS) to form the Worldwide Institute for Learning Learning (WILL). WILL will promote learning learning through intensive documentation of its Windows XO child-centric software development process, rigorous independent evaluations, and hardware "bake-off's" that include OLPC's competitor One Macbook Per Child.

About One Laptop per Child: OLPC is a non-profit organization created by Nicholas Negroponte and others from the MIT Media Lab to design, manufacture and distribute laptop computers that are inexpensive enough to provide every child in the world access to knowledge and modern forms of education.

About Montevideo, Uruguay: Montevideo is the largest city, the capital, the chief port, and the hub of commerce and higher education in Uruguay. Montevideo has welcomed its designation of "OLPC capital of the world," cementing its reputation as the southernmost cosmopolitan capital city in the Americas with the highest quality of life in Latin America.


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