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OLPC in Paraguay educates both little kids and teenagers

Apr 26, 2010, 03:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marco Fioretti)

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"Sugar is an educational graphical computer environment specifically developed for collaborative learning in primary school. Initially, Sugar was developed and only used within the famous One Laptop Per Child project (OLPC) launched by Nicholas Negroponte to make special laptop computers, called XO, available to the children of all developing countries. Esempio di interfaccia grafica Sugar

"Today, however, Sugar is usable on any computer running Linux, Mac OS or Windows. Since some months ago I had described how the XO laptop is used in some Nepali schools, this time I interviewed Bernie Innocenti, an italian developer who worked on that project and now is doing the same thing in Paraguay.

"Stop: Bernie, how is the development of Sugar going?

"Bernie: Sugar 0.88 contains many new features, including support for fast Internet connections via GSM phones and new versions of educational applications like Club de Othello and Turtle Art. By the end of the month even the portable version on USB key should be available. Besides, Sugar 0.88 is already available as binary package for Ubuntu Lucid, Fedora 13 and other Linux distributions that should be released in this period."

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