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Why One Laptop per Child Was Unsuccessful Paper

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Write a 1000 word paper using APA format that explains why "One Laptop per Child" was unsuccessful.

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Running Head: ONE LAPTOP PER CHILD

One Laptop per Child
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ONE LAPTOP PER CHILD

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Back in 2005, One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) organization was established through an
initiative by Nicholas Negroponte. The initiative was meant to transform the process of
administering education to children globally. This transformation was meant to be achieved by
giving educational devices to every child in developing countries (Kraemer et al., 2009). The
devices special designed software and appropriate learning content for children. Therefore,
children needed to have a connected laptop. This organization required people who believed in its
endeavors to make education a priority for all children and many individuals and organizations
supported the project. Despite the elegance of the project, it ended up stalling. This leads to prompt
why the One Laptop Per Child project failed.
United Nations was among the big organizations championing for the project although
some representatives criticized the viability of the project. For instance, during the world summit
held in Tunisia, various representatives from Africa aired their suspicions about the goals and set
schemes for implementing the OLPC project (Negroponte et al., 2006). Their assertions were that
the project was based on the United States mentality and that it would not survive in African
environ...

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