Module 2 Post 2: One Laptop Per Child Canada

One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) is an international non-profit organization that strives to bridge the digital divide for Aboriginal youth by providing them with laptops and tablets. OLPC Canada distributes laptops and tablets to Aboriginal youth through partner organizations, such as schools and community centres.  The devices are distributed with programs and apps designed to enhance students’ knowledge, skills and interests in language, literacy, fitness, nutrition, safety and sound. To date, OLPC Canada has provided 4000+ Aboriginal youth with laptops and have 10000+ more requests within 80 Aboriginal communities and educational programs.

One Laptop Per Child Canada. (2014). Educational technology for Aboriginal youth.  Retrieved from http://www.olpccanada.com/#!home/cm3n

Jaclyn

 

 

 

One comment

  1. This is a really neat link to an interesting program. It is a shame that it was so overhyped, because I do think there has been a lot of value, particularly in indigenous communities.

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