Interview With OLPC

Here is another great video from Robert Scoble that should be of interest to technology teachers. In this video for Fast Company TV Scoble interviews the president of OLPC, Chuck Kane.
One of highlights from the interview include the announcement of another round of “give one, get one” in which donors can donate an XO laptop to developing countries.
About five minutes into interview, Mr. Kane makes an interesting statement about the philosophy of OLPC, “we’re not a computer company, we’re an education company.”

I have an XO laptop that was generously given to me by Harold Shaw. Last spring I allowed my 9th grade students use it as much as they wanted during study halls. A few of my students thought the XO Laptop was more useful to them than the nine-years-old MacBooks that are on the school’s computer carts.

Have you had any experience with the XO laptop? Do you think the XO laptop has a useful place in the schools of more developed countries like the United States, Canada, and Australia?

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