Using OLPC laptop technology as a computer science case study teaching tool
Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges, USA
The One Laptop Per Child project has succeeded in developing a novel computer that is tailored to the particular needs of the developing world. The use of this example of a modern computer systems design challenge can be a valuable case study as a teaching tool in computer science. The OLPC laptop is a multiple-purpose computer that is rugged, low-cost, low-power, mesh- networked, and inexpensive. An overview of the technology in the laptops is given, as well as curricula suggestions for using the laptops in an undergraduate computer science curriculum.
Suzanne Fox Buchele is the Provost of Ashesi University College
One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), Ghana, computer science education
Buchele, S. F. 2009. Using OLPC laptop technology as a computer science case study teaching tool. J. Comput. Sci. Coll. 24, 4 (April 2009), 130-136