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Learning to Change the World The Social Impact of One Laptop per Child

ISBN-10: 0230337317
ISBN-13: 9780230337312
Edition: 2013
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Description: There are thousands of social entrepreneurship programs in various stages of planning and implementation at any given time.  For the most part, these programs start out small with the intention of “scaling up” based on trial and error.   One Laptop  More...

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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 12/11/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880

There are thousands of social entrepreneurship programs in various stages of planning and implementation at any given time.  For the most part, these programs start out small with the intention of “scaling up” based on trial and error.   One Laptop per Child started out with a very ambitious mission—to provide more information and better education to the world’s poor via an inexpensive laptop.   Almost immediately this organization garnered attention—the ambition, the caliber of people working on the program and the initial success.  This book tells not only the story of this lofty group of pioneers, but also puts the lessons into perspective for future social entrepreneurs—what it means to work in this environment, how to collaborate with educators, organizations, countries, administrators, businesses.  Part narrative history of OLpC, part social entrepreneurship lessons and part futuristic look at attaining theeducation goals it set out, this book offers a real on the ground look at how this group brought together, business, educators,  technology, non-profits, and entrepreneurs to help bring an education to the world’s underprivileged.

Charles Kane is on the board of directors of the One Laptop per Child Association, where he previously served as chief financial officer in 2007 and president from 2008-2010. He is the co-author of Learning to Change the World and is a senior lecturer in International Finance and Social Entrepreneurship at the MIT-Sloan Graduate School of Management. He serves on the boards of numerous publicly traded technology companies.

Walter Benderis the Executive Director of Sugar Labs. He is a technologist and researcher who has made important contributions in the field of electronic publishing, media, and technology for learning. Bender is on leave as a Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Media Lab which he led as executive director between 2000 and 2006. He served as president of One Laptop per Child for Software and Content where he coordinated the development of software and content including the Sugar interface for the XO-1 Children's Machine computer.Chuck Kaneis the President of the OlpC Association and has previously served as President, Chief Operating Officer and an Advisor of One Laptop per Child. Mr. Kane serves as Senior Lecturer at the Sloan Graduate School of Business at MIT. He serves as an Adjunct Professor of International Finance at the Boston College Carroll School of Management.

The View from the Inside: In the Words of Walter Bender and Charles Kane
On the Outside, Looking In: A Word from Jody Cornish and Neal Donahue
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Emergence of One Laptop Per Child
The Origins of One Laptop per Child
Building the $100 Laptop
Fueling Learning with Sugar
From Idea to Impact
Selling the Green Banana
From the Warehouse to the Schoolhouse
Neither Magic nor Fast: Assessing the Impact of OLPC
Looking Ahead
OLPC Now and in the Future
A Call to Action
Cambodia, A Decade Later
Driving Change from the Top: OLPC in Peru and Uruguay
OLPC America
A Vision for the Future: OLPC in Rwanda
The Power of Starting Small: OLPC in Nicaragua and Paraguay
Notes
Index

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