June 11, 2010

Political support for OLPC brings new challenges to education in Mauritius

The parties that just won the elections in Mauritius are going to introduce the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) program with the objective to "transform how children are taught by giving them access to modern technological tools which will help them to better understand Information Technology"

I interviewed a member of the Mauritius Linux User Group to know what this could mean for open education and Free Software in the country, and he said "....Of course, it will require a change in the way teaching is done here..."

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