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Proposal from OLPC Paraguay on how to manage Sugar or other educational software

Apr 30, 2010, 22:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marco Fioretti)

[ Thanks to M. Fioretti for this link. ]

"The project to deliver One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) for educational purpose in developing countries is doing great in Paraguay. According to developer Bernie Innocenti, this success comes from a way to manage the development of the Sugar educational software that other countries (or any other similar projects, see for example the Teachermate or the italian JumpPC) could and should imitate.

"Stop: Bernie, what do you like in OLPC Paraguay?

"Bernie: The fact that, even though it's a little deployment it contributed to the Sugar educational software much more than other countries that have 100 times more resources. Since when we started we've moved from passive dependency from others to full participation to the international Sugar community, overcoming language and cultural barriers.

"Stop: Is Paraguay the only country where this happened?

"Bernie: Not at all. Even Nepal, that is one of the poorest countries in the world, made an excellent job with projects like the online library Pustakalaya."

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