As researcher emmanuel yujuico concludes, “olpc's design reflects western biases toward individual agency, but studies in social psychology and anthropology have found meaningful differences in eastern and western cognitive processes” the specific hardware and software designs of the xo laptops used by. Year: 2012 type of paper: abstract refereed abstract: technology in education is an area of increasing interest for policy makers and researchers, given their potential to increase abilities and achievement within this field, the one laptop per child (olpc) program has been an important program in developing countries. Not all learning can be done with an olpc: studies have shown that certain learning tasks such as mathematics are very difficult to learn using a computer keyboard and mouse and consequently result in decreased academic performance for students [oviatt, 2006] in particular, it has been shown that. These documents can be accessed from the olpc fundation research page, where you can find usefull papers you can find an older paper in french : l' évaluation des déploiements olpc, quelles méthodes, quels résultats evaluation_olpc_varly_fr abstract first olpc deployments took place in.
Section 5 describes and comments an article concerning a pilot study of the olpc that appeared in the veja brazilian illustrated magazine, and an the project clearly concerns with the development of a cheap laptop computer, and of software that permits its utilization in basic tasks, group work and. Olpc project puts tablets in the hands of formerly illiterate children with amazing results nov 1, 2012 john biggs the story sounded far-fetched: olpc researchers, working with a team of technicians in ethiopia, created a special “ hut” covered in so. 0 one laptop per child technology, education and development in rwanda jessika tremblay department of anthropology mcgill university, montreal june 2011 a thesis submitted to mcgill university in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of master of arts in anthropology with development studies. They also received more feedback on their writing in addition, we found they edited and revised their papers more often, drew on a wider range of resources to write, and published or shared their work with others more often student surveys, teacher interviews and classroom observations in these studies.
Translating magic: the charisma of olpc's xo laptop in paraguay in ivan da costa marques, christina holmes, and eden medina (eds), beyond imported magic: science and technology studies in latin america mit press, 2014 ( email me for a preprint copy). Benefits and challenges of using laptops in primary and secondary school: an investigation at the eastern townships school board summary of main results thierry karsenti canada research chair on information and communication technologies (ict) in education université de montréal simon collin université du.
In this paper, we applied the theoretical lens of information ecology to conceptualize context to conduct a case study of open learning exchange nepal , which has been described as one of the few successes in implementing olpc our findings show that it is not the technology per se (olpc in this case),. Researchers can provide value by conducting well-designed studies of the diffusion and results of such innovation the knowledge created promises to prevent wasting a great deal of money and effort and lead to quicker diffusion and better use of innovations that prove beneficial while olpc has so far.
Moreover, research on technology use in education, beyond x-o laptops, has focused mainly on developed countries the article concludes that technology is not the panacea for education as envisioned by olpc moreover, its rigid mission goals and lack of independent studies ultimately hinder its aim of reducing the. Olpc's aim is to make education for the world's children a priority and not a privilege with the tagline, “it's not a laptop project it's an education project,” the one laptop per child initiative aims to revolutionize how we educate the world's children  in this research we present six case studies that looked into the impact of. Two educational portals with online pedagogical content became potential tools for this new virtual work and research environment: portal do professor ( teacher's portal) and portal do aluno (student's portal) the former contains over 9,000 catalogued objects meant to help update the curricula of each subject to the uses.
In 2008, mongolia took part in one laptop per child (olpc) project since that time, over 10,000 students in grades 2-5 in 43 primary education schools are using xo computers this paper presents the findings of a study conducted in 2012 to evaluate the impact of the olpc initiatives on students' literacy and math skills. One laptop per child (olpc) was launched in 2005 in an attempt to transform education in poor countries through governments' acquisition of small, rugged, custom made computers, to be delivered to all schoolchildren and teachers in a given educational system it was intended to act as a disrupting. The one laptop per child (olpc) initiative is one of the world's most popular interventions aiming to reduce the information and communication moreover, the research provides evidence that the treated students used the computer specifically to browse the internet, do homework, read and play.
In addition to our own extensive observations, we conducted a synthesis of the results of 96 published global studies on these programs in k-12 schools during 2001-2015 among them, 10 rigorously designed studies, mostly from the us, were included, to examine the relationship between these. Body of research on olpc programs by examining the birmingham olpc implementation to do so, it draws on data from two different studies: (1) a pre- post sur- vey in birmingham carried out by the second author and some of her colleagues and (2) a multisite case study carried out by the first author in birmingham. It cannot be guaranteed that the old lf will return while the new lf exists the task of all valuable research is simply to define the lf and then make use of it this paper reports an attempt to prove that rtmt is more efficient than cm by using monte carlo simulation in the “one laptop per child” (sss/olpc) data.