Our publication about „First Experiences with OLPC in European Classrooms“ at this year E-Learn Conference is now online available.
The use of laptops in educational settings is discussed by lots of e-Learning researchers for years now. Since 2002 the One Laptop Per Child project (OLPC-project) tries to bring digital devices to developing countries avoiding the increase of the digital gap. Austria has been one of the first countries in the European Union (EU) to start an OLPC-project on its own. The focus was on the use of digital devices in education at a very early stage. Accompanied by a solid research team, bringing teachers, e-learning experts as well as software developer together, a first attempt was established. This publication aims to carry out the description of the prework, the first real life setting and concludes with the experiences of the whole research group. Furthermore it summarizes a recommendation for a transfer of the project to developing countries.
Reference: Ebner, M.; Dorfinger, J.; Neuper, W.; Safran, C. (2009) First Experiences woth OLPC in European Classrooms. – in: E-Learn – World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education ; 2009 (2009)