CoE Projects - One Laptop per Child Project

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Project TitleOne Laptop per Child Project
ClientAugust Town Primary / Providence Methodist Basic Schools
Business Problem / OpportunityStudents in Basic & Primary schools in Jamaica, especially those in inner-city and rural communities, are often constrained by shortages of adequate learning material that is crucial for early childhood development. In particular, technology exclusion and the internal digital divide is perpetuated by lack of access to computer facilities and a wide range of information resources available through the Internet.
FOSS ApplicationOne Laptop Per Child / Sugar Learning Environment
FOSS Solution ApproachThe One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project has a simple yet compelling mission - to create educational opportunities for the world's more disadvantaged children by providing each child with a rugged, low-cost, energy efficient laptop
with OpenSource content and software designed for collaborative, and self-empowered learning. The The primary objective of the OLPC Jamaica Project is to provide a Proof of Concept pilot of the One Laptop per Child initiative that demonstrates the potential for enhancing the efficient delivery, and improved Pedagogy in early childhood education.
Project URLhttp://olpcjamaica.org.jm