I am Roxana Bassi, an ICT Specialist at the Global e-Schools and Communities Initiative. GeSCI provides strategic advice to Ministries of Education in developing countries on the effective use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for education and community development.
Recently we have started receiving several requests for assistance in advising regarding 1-to-1 computing solutions similar to OLPC's. We are working on a series of tools that can be used by any government planning the piloting or deployment of any such project, like the low-cost computing devices toolkit published last year.
One of the documents we are working on is an analysis of the educational/pedagogical considerations for these particular types of projects, which are quite many. We are having trouble, however, in finding relevant information about the pilots that have been executed around the world.
The only thing we can find are nice pictures and videos, blogs and content created by students, but we have not been able to find specific pilot planning documentation about any of the projects being executed, or any educational experiences-based analysis of 1-to-1 solutions and its challenges and opportunities in real-world use in our countries.
We would like to ask all of you in the OLPC News community for this information, if you have it available for public distribution, to share the links with the rest as I believe this is invaluable data we have to have to help in designing sustainable solutions for education.
Thanks in advance