Monday, December 29, 2008

One Laptop Per Child - Columbia

One of this week's TED videos was on the One Laptop Per Child program update by MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte about his visit to Columbia, where he gave out 650 laptop computers to students. The Columbia Department of Defense was his host, not the Department of Education.

Negroponte said each laptop had 100 books on it. Each laptop had a different set of books on it. So, imagine if a village had 100 students with laptops, that would mean students would have access to 10,000 books. Powerful video about a powerful program. Check it out:

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