One Laptop Per Child Program Results In Disappointing Results

Posted on Apr 9 2012 - 4:44am by Editorial Staff

The One Laptop per Child (OLPC) program does not seem to turn a kid into a future Bill gates – indeed it will work towards giving some powerful indications. The program started back in 2007 delivering developing countries its affordable and durable computers to students. According to Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the program may not be as successful as that number sounds, as the study suggests that there is no improvement on math and language test scores in Peru, reports Economist. The study was conducting of 319 primary schools in Peru over a course of 15 months. Furthermore, the results show that the laptops didn’t make students spend more time devoted to schoolwork or reading. The IDB concludes that OLPC doesn’t provide enough guidance to teachers to tell them how to effectively use the computers in their courses.

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