Laptops for kids

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Negroponte More Positive on Teacher Training

“One Laptop Per Child is key, making learning more seamless with living, play and family life, versus being limited to school. Teacher preparation is important, in parallel with peer-to-peer and self-education,” I never thought Negroponte was seriously ignoring teacher training. Many people I have spoken to in the Philippines react to OLPC with skepticism, and suggest that it might be better to stick with the lab-based shared-user computing model currently being rolled out slowly. However, I think there is a big difference between getting 1-3 hours lab access a week, compared to access to computing and dynamic global knowledge sources 16 hours a day. Personal-mobile computing is a completely different thing from shared-use computer labs.


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