Why One Laptop Per Child Is The Most Important Thing At CES

One Laptop Per Child designs hardware, content and software for collaborative, joyful, and self-empowered learning. Find out why I think they're the best thing you'll see at CES this week.

One Laptop Per Child

One Laptop Per ChildΒ Β is a great project. They design hardware, content and software for collaborative, joyful, and self-empowered learning so that kids all over the world can beΒ engaged in their own education, and learn, share, and create together.

Watch the video below to hear why I think OLPC is much more important than anything else you’ll see at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week. Even better than Gorilla Glass.

Image Credit: Flickr – laihiu

Written by Loren Feldman

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  1. I’ll definitely check the one.laptop.org website, especially since I want to see what the organization does IN ADDITION to providing the low-cost laptops. Do they integrated with existing in-country programs to help the recipients learn how to use the laptops? Do they have their own educational programs? If you just dump a laptop in someone’s hands and say good-bye, then your investment in providing the laptops is most likely wasted. An unused laptop is as useful as…well, as a piece of glass.

    • actually, research shows that if you put technology in the hands of people and let them do whatever they want with it, they use it more effectively than if you try to prescribe uses for it and train them for those uses. i know it seems counterintuitive, but people are smarter than they get credit for. it’s systems that keep them poor, not stupidity.

  2. the iPhone doesn’t use gorilla glass which is why it’s so easy to break the screen on the iphone. the iphone literally has a glass cover.

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