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OLPC Australia pushes boundaries of education

angry tapir (1463043) writes | more than 2 years ago

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angry tapir writes "Slashdot recently discussed some of the problems with the One Laptop Per Child program in Peru, where, in general, teachers did not make creative use of the technology by just regarding the laptops as an end in themselves. In Australia, the local OLPC organisation is attempting to address similar issues by creating an educational framework around the laptops that involves training students how to teach others about the technology and even conduct hardware repairs on the BOs. Some of the early results at XO-equipped schools, which in Australia are generally in remote and disadvantaged schools, have been impressive"
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Typo (1)

angry tapir (1463043) | more than 2 years ago | (#39639947)

Should be 'XOs' not 'BOs'. Damn it.
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