Tuesday, July 01, 2008

US Based OLPC Case Studies

Here are two OLPC case studies. They are particularly interesting because they both take place in the US instead of some distant 3rd world country.

Check them out:

The NPR report is especially interesting because it raises the question of how valuable a skill learning to program is for these kids. That is, why is it so exciting to program a story when they could just as easily draw the story with crayons. It's an excellent question, I really like the teacher's answer.

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