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March 2012

OLPC in Peru

Let Us Discuss Results from a Randomized Control Trial of OLPC in Peru

In 2007, Peru announced it would distribute tens of thousands of XO laptops from One Laptop Per Child to children in rural schools across the country, and expanded the program every year since. Almost 1 million laptops later, the program is now the largest XO deployment in the world and one of the most faithful […]

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Technology and Child Development: Evidence from One Laptop per Child Program in Peru

The One Laptop per Child (OLPC) program aims to improve learning in the poorest regions of the world though providing laptops to children for use at school and home. Since its start, the program has been implemented in 36 countries and more than two million laptops have been distributed. The investments entailed are significant given […]

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Oscar Becerra on OLPC Peru’s Long-Term Impact

Thanks for the opportunity to discuss OLPC again. I am not unbiased since I was responsible for the design and implementation of “Una Laptop por Niño” but I think my contribution may illustrate some of the points described in the article. To begin I would like to point out the reality upon which “Una Laptop […]

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What Do OLPC Peru Results Mean for ICT in Education?

One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) has been a part of a larger ICT4E discussion, which has included ongoing debate over the effectiveness of the XO and its various deployments.  Since its inception, OLPC has relied mainly on aspirations, visions, and projections to support investment from various partners across the globe.  Pilots programs were conducted at […]

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Where is the Focus of OLPC in Peru and ICT4E in General?

A fascinating discussion has emerged on one laptop per child programs – much has been said in the previous articles and there have been many posts in the past several days on the topic of OLPC in Peru and similar efforts elsewhere. Research has been cited, and personal experiences and opinions shared. Where do we […]

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All 1-to-1 ICT4E Programs Around the World and Evaluation Metrics For Them

While the idea of using information and communications technologies in education (ICT4E) certainly is not new, it has received an ever-increasing amount of interest from governments, donor agencies, NGOs, and similar organizations in the past few years. One model for ICT4E interventions which has become particularly popular is the so-called “1-to-1″ approach. It is constructed […]

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