The Bi-Weekly ICT4D Retrospective: Important Links for February 29 – March 13, 2012

The Bi-Weekly ICT4D Retrospective: Important Links for February 29 – March 13, 2012

Published on: Mar 13 2012 by Sabina Behague - 1 Comment
BoP Women and Mobile Tech To commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8, the GSMA mWomen Programme published a study called “Striving and Surviving – Exploring the Lives of Women at the Base of the...
What do Randomized Control Trial results from OLPC Peru mean for ICT4E?

What do Randomized Control Trial results from OLPC Peru mean for ICT4E?

Published on: Mar 07 2012 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on What do Randomized Control Trial results from OLPC Peru mean for ICT4E?
In 2007, Peru announced it would distribute tens of thousands of XO laptops from One Laptop Per Child to children in rural schools across the country, and expanded the program every year since. Almost 1 million laptops later,...
Is the OLPC XO-3.0 the Right Education Tablet for Schools in Africa?

Is the OLPC XO-3.0 the Right Education Tablet for Schools in Africa?

Published on: Jan 13 2012 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
I am Mbwana Alliy of Afrinnovator, and in my last post, I predicted tablets would start surfacing into the mainstream in Africa this year, especially within education. When I wrote that post I had not even given a second...
Which Low-Cost Laptop is Best for ICT4Eeducation Programs?

Which Low-Cost Laptop is Best for ICT4Eeducation Programs?

Published on: Aug 01 2011 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Over the last 5 years, several low-cost laptops were introduced expressly for educational systems of the developing world. Starting with the XO-1 laptop from One Laptop Per Child, and expanding to include the ClassmatePC,...
A Short History of Low-Cost Computers: From the IBM PCjr to Simputer to OLPC

A Short History of Low-Cost Computers: From the IBM PCjr to Simputer to OLPC

Published on: Oct 22 2010 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Historically, there have been numerous initiatives targeting the creation of “computers for the poor,” but the quest for such devices has been an elusive one. stLight.options({publisher:'b9de7637-ad14-4428-a74a-3b3ba4db6282'});