Pia’s gone and done a five point explanation as to why OLPC trials in Australia are important. First, the need. We’ve got such a range of educational situations here in this country, and there is most definitely room for this kind of technology. Second, it helps free up money for similar projects in a tricky kind of way. Third, the strong community support around the project can be capitalised on, not just for Australia’s sake. Fourth, it will give us city slickers a chance to connect with people and knowledge that has previously been unshared. And fifth, again because of Australia’s uniqueness, remote training lessons can be learned here.
Head over to her blog to read the details, convincing!