City-designed schooling can be difficult to implement in rural areas, which is not always evident to those who design national educational systems and curriculum. See National curriculums don’t always work for rural and regional schools by Alison Willis, Lecturer, School of Education, University of the Sunshine Coast, in Australia.
An open one to one device program such as One Laptop per Child can help rural and regional schools by;
- including devices in local learning lessons,
- supporting local research or content curation by learners,
- creating projects, programs and curriculum that addresses local concerns and issues,
- enabling custom content or software installed by teachers or volunteers to meet local needs.
OLPC is committed to the creation of learning environments which foster the greatest development of all children. OLPC’s experience has shown children learn best when they are engaged in learning that is meaningful and active. For help with custom content or software, contact us.