XO Laptop Exchange in Virgin Islands
June 4, 2010
Last weekend my Haitian co-worker Benaja Antoine and I (John Engle) participated in an XO Laptop conference in the Virgin Islands. Not only were there students and mentors working on learning and teaching XO Laptops but the conference also convened people from around the world, including 3 from Afghanistan, who have been involved in “deployments” of XO Laptops.
Benaja and I are grateful for the opportunity to learn what others are doing. We are also grateful to have spent time with OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) and Waveplace staff. Waveplace is the organization we teamed up with for the 200 XO Laptop pilot during April and May. We’re optimistic that we’re going to receive XO Laptops for majority of students in some or all of our partner schools in coming months. Here’s a short video: