Share Paper: The Cognitive Challenges of the One Laptop Per Child Program

  1. Antonio M. Battro, One Laptop Per Child, Argentina
Friday, March 7 9:45 AM-10:45 AM Royale 1

Abstract: One Laptop Per Child OLPC is a non profit association based in Cambridge, MA, directed by Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the Media Lab of MIT. The mission of OLPC is to give a laptop to children - and teachers- of the poor regions of the world in order to create a cognitive environment to support the challenges of education in the digital era (www.laptop.org). OLPC has produced a small, robust and performing laptop called XO at a very low cost, with remarkable features focused in the construction of knowledge by the child, following the developmental perspective of Jean Piaget and ...