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About OLPC

"The mission of this non-profit association is to develop a low-cost laptop—the "$100 Laptop"—a technology that could revolutionize how we educate the world's children. Our goal is to provide children around the world with new opportunities to explore, experiment, and express themselves.

Why do children in developing nations need laptops? Laptops are both a window and a tool: a window into the world and a tool with which to think. They are a wonderful way for all children to learn learning through independent interaction and exploration."
(wiki.laptop.org)

About OLPC Austria

OLPC Austria is a grassroots coalition of people in the German speaking countries, mainly Austria, interested in contributing to the „One Laptop Per Child“ (OLPC) project which is more widely known as the "$100 laptop". Amongst other things we want to:

  • provide innovative applications (called „activities“ by OLPC)
  • have pilot runs in Austrian schools
  • exchange experience with other OLPC country organizations
  • educate the general public about the project via presentations and workshops
  • and generally contribute to the OLPC effort in whatever way deemed useful

We are also in close contact with OLPC and aim to make this project successful in as many countries as possible.

For further information please contact us at: office@olpc.at or attend one of our monthly meetings at Vivi, Liebiggasse 9, A-1010, Wien (first Wednesday each month, 7 p.m. to 8.p.m.). See the calendar for details and the front page on updates on our public meetings.

Links

Laptop.org - official OLPC website
English Wikipedia entry for "OLPC"
German Wikipedia entry for "100-Dollar-Laptop"
OLPCnews.com - biggest independent, but controversial website about the OLPC project

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