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Laptops in Education

The One Laptop Per Child association (OLPC) is a non-profit organization, created by faculty members of the MIT Media Lab, set up to oversee The Children's Machine project and the construction of the XO-1 "$100 laptop". Both the project and the organization were announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in January 2005.

According to the home page of the project's wiki at laptop.org, OLPC espouses five core principles:

  1. child ownership
  2. low ages
  3. saturation
  4. connection; and
  5. free and open source.

Laptops in Education

The XO-1 "$100 Laptop"

One Laptop Per Child logo


Computer Classroom Furniture Considerations

Laptop Safe and Laptop user posture

Laptops naturally keep screens below the horizon line of students. Laptop Safe creates no visual obstruction in the classroom. Teachers and demonstrations are in full view. Those with bi-focals will appreciate reduced neck and eye strain with the display in a lower position.


One Laptop per Child. (2008, January 14). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 21:28, January 18, 2008, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=One_Laptop_per_Child&oldid=184239408
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