OLPC in Paraguay educates both little kids and teenagers
Apr 26, 2010, 03:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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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
"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."