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WGBH Forum Network; One Laptop Per Child

04/26/2007

One Laptop Per Child Jim Gettys, VP, software engineering, OLPC The mission: to develop a $100 laptop, a technology that could revolutionize how we educate the world's children. The goal: to provide children around the world with new opportunities to explore, experiment, and express themselves. Jim Gettys, Vice President for Software Engineering at OLPC, gives an overview of the software aspects of the project, and shows off a sample laptop. Sponsored by the Greater Boston Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery and the Boston Section of the IEEE Computer Society.


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WGBH Forum Network
Program
One Laptop Per Child
Program Number

3417

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The WGBH Forum Network is an audio and video streaming Website dedicated to curating and serving live and on-demand lectures given by some of the world's foremost scholars, authors, artists, scientists, policy makers and community leaders. These events are hosted by world-class cultural and educational organizations in the Greater Boston area. Through this online service thousands of interested people across the world partake of these lectures from the comfort of their home or office at any time they choose. We are proud of the role we serve in our community, of protecting and projecting the public voice; and of informing and inspiring that public voice to foster deeper understanding of and civic engagement in important issues.

Program Description

ONE LAPTOP PER CHILD JIM GETTYS, VP, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, OLPC

THE MISSION: TO DEVELOP A $100 LAPTOP, A TECHNOLOGY THAT COULD REVOLUTIONIZE HOW WE EDUCATE THE WORLD'S CHILDREN. THE GOAL: TO PROVIDE CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD WITH NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO EXPLORE, EXPERIMENT, AND EXPRESS THEMSELVES. JIM GETTYS, VICE PRESIDENT FOR SOFTWARE ENGINEERING AT OLPC, GIVES AN OVERVIEW OF THE SOFTWARE ASPECTS OF THE PROJECT, AND SHOWS OFF A SAMPLE LAPTOP. SPONSORED BY THE GREATER BOSTON CHAPTER OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTING MACHINERY AND THE BOSTON SECTION OF THE IEEE COMPUTER SOCIETY.

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Broadcast program

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Video

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Event Coverage
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Chicago: “WGBH Forum Network; One Laptop Per Child,” 04/26/2007, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A12F9FBD8B424448A71DACB4D935B894.
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APA: WGBH Forum Network; One Laptop Per Child. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A12F9FBD8B424448A71DACB4D935B894
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