One Laptop Per Child developing new device; partnering with more ed content providers
Non-profit organization One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) aims to provide every child in the world with a durable, low-cost connected laptop, and this week announced that it is currently developing a new version of its XO device; a laptop/tablet hybrid.
OLPC is also developing more strategic partnerships with educational content developers, such as Sesame Street Workshop, UNESCO, and Little Pim, which will provide content for the XO devices.
“There is constant debate over laptops versus tablets in educational programs,” said Rodrigo Arboleda, CEO of OLPC, in a prepared statement. “But the truth is both have their merits. While maintaining our XO’s award-winning design from Yves Behar’s FuseProject, we have combined features of both devices to deliver dual benefits. The new XO-4 Touch is more than just a device, it’s a new way of facilitating learning.”
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