Andy Carvin’s Waste of Bandwidth: Creating the $100 Laptop

… a presentation from Nicholas Negroponte of the MIT Media Lab. Negroponte discussed his $100 laptop initiative, in which he is working to produce a low-cost laptop for mass distribution in k-12 schools in the developing world

This might link to the discussions at SETT about the SSDN . The problem with having all the wonderful digital resources for learners seem to be the uneven distribution. In Glasgow with a fairly low percentage of households with internet connectivity maybe we need a £100 or even £200 laptop initiative for children.

This also links into the digital native argument somewhere, some disadvantaged children will not grow up using the technology without thinking about it, putting them at an educational disadvantage compared to their better off peers in the city.

tags: Scottish Learning Festival Andy+Carvin Digital Divide

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