Monday, June 23, 2008

OLPC in NYC Evaluation

I really like how Teaching Matters after-action report on their OLPC pilot came out. It ends up mostly being a comparison between the XO and other types of "traditional" laptop deployments, and the XO ends up looking quite good in comparison, even taking into account the somewhat shaky software. I don't think you could read this report and imagine that in a middle school you would be better of with one MacBook than five XO's, or 1 low-end pc vs 3 XO's, or 1 EeePC's vs. 2 XO's -- notwithstanding the shaky and mysterious state of OLPC as an organization, and the almost but not quite done state of the software.

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