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[//one.laptop.org One Laptop per Child (OLPC)]
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[//one.laptop.org One Laptop per Child (OLPC)] is an organization that produces extremely low-cost, Linux-based laptops designed for use in the developing world. It is a controversial program, criticized for paternalism, tech-solutionism, and flawed design choices (Robertson, 2018), but the laptops have interesting potential within and beyond their intended uses.
 
 
BASIC PROS AND CONS
 
  
 
== Use cases ==
 
== Use cases ==
  
=== EDUCATIONAL USE CASE 1 ===
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=== Build a class mesh network ===
  
 
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OLPC machines have built-in wifi that enables them to network with each other even when an Internet connection isn't present. striegl & Emerson (2019) propose strategies for creative networking with this technology.
=== EDUCATIONAL USE CASE 2 ===
 
 
 
DESCRIPTION AND EXAMPLES
 
  
 
== How to use it ==
 
== How to use it ==
 
DESCRIPTION AND LINKS TO RESOURCES
 
  
 
== Replacement for ==
 
== Replacement for ==
  
LIST OF LESS ETHICAL SOFTWARE IT REPLACES
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* Chromebooks, which incline students toward lock-in on Google services
  
 
== Bibliography ==
 
== Bibliography ==
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Latest revision as of 23:49, 10 April 2019

One Laptop per Child (OLPC) is an organization that produces extremely low-cost, Linux-based laptops designed for use in the developing world. It is a controversial program, criticized for paternalism, tech-solutionism, and flawed design choices (Robertson, 2018), but the laptops have interesting potential within and beyond their intended uses.

Use cases

Build a class mesh network

OLPC machines have built-in wifi that enables them to network with each other even when an Internet connection isn't present. striegl & Emerson (2019) propose strategies for creative networking with this technology.

How to use it

Replacement for

  • Chromebooks, which incline students toward lock-in on Google services

Bibliography

External links