There is much potential for ICTs in education. They can improve access to knowledge, promote creation of learning environments, fascilitate communication, equip students for the information age, and allow teachers to improve teaching. One ICT that was created to improve education in underdeveloped countries was a low-cost, low-power computer geared towards helping children in need. This mission was called One Laptop Per Child (OLPC).There mission, is to “provide educational opportunities for the worlds most isolated and poorest children by giving each child a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop; and software tools and content designed for collaborative, joyful, self empowered learning” (OLPC, Class Presentation). Although the idea for OLPC may have worked in underdeveloped countries, it is now also being implemented underdeveloped schools in the United States. Now, more than 525 students at Holmes Elementary in Liberty City are getting their own technology, and are said to cannot wait to use their own technology at home.
17 February 2012
Children at Liberty City School Recieve Laptops
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