Ethiopian kids turn out to be computer geniuses in tablet trial10/31/2012
An experiment by the One Laptop Per Child organization has been declared a rollicking success. The group dropped off Motorola Xoom tablets to some kids in Ethiopia. The tablets had some software on them, but the first-grade-aged kids were otherwise left to their own (handheld) devices. The aim was to see if children with no education at all could figure out how to use them and start learning on their own. The youngsters nailed it: After a few months, they had immersed themselves in the preloaded alphabet games, e-books and other programs and were observed singing their ABCs. “Within five months, they had hacked Android,” OLPC founder Nicholas Negroponte said. [Source]
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