One Laptop Per Child plans to provide the government of Uruguay with 8,000 newly-released XO tablets to give more children access to educational technology.
The non-profit organization’s pilot program, dubbed Plan Ceibal, is the first government program in the country to distribute educational technology to children under the age of six.
“There is early evidence, both empirical and anecdotal, to support the efficacy of tablets and touchscreen technology as learning devices for children as young as ages two to five,” said Rodrigo Arboleda, OLPC Chairman and CEO. “As such, adding a fully functional and educationally focused tablet is a natural extension of the OLPC mission and an excellent complement to our existing and continuing laptop program.”
Read the article by Charlie Osborne on SmartPlanet at http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/bulletin/one-laptop-per-child-grants-tablets-to-the-children-of-uruguay/26011
Government of Uruguay to Distribute One Laptop Per Child Designed XO Tablets to Pre-School Children