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Archive for December, 2010

Classmate PC’s: 1.5 mil in Brazil and 3 mil in Argentina

Brazil and Argentina have been bitten by the technology bug, it seems. Brazil plans to purchase and distribute 1.5 million laptops (Linux based) in 2011, and Argentina is already working on deployment of 3 million laptops under their Conectar Igualdad program.

More at OLPC News: http://www.olpcnews.com/countries/brazil/brazil_orders_15_million_intel_classmate_pcs.html

Weekly Round-up: Education News

New “international” university to be built in Haiti:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-luce/new-university-to-rise-in_b_790184.html

Education Summit in D.C. Has Tech on the Brain:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/01/education-summit-in-dc-st_n_790802.html

Online education up 30% at Nebraska University:

http://journalstar.com/news/local/education/article_4f91d9ca-37af-5bc8-9715-5175f65a4342.html

Verizon’s New Holiday Feature? Free Educational Resources Website:

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/verizon-thinkfinity-provides-free-educational-resources-and-activities-to-keep-students-learning-through-the-holiday-season-111199889.html