France

Teaser Photo XO laptops for Ecole Robespierre, Saint-Denis
A cooperative project of the Lyoness Child & Family Foundation and OLPC France

Project Description

Especially in developing countries many children do not have access to an efficient kind of education. With the help of new technologies this should change. The Lyoness Child & Family Foundation, together with its French project-partner OLPC France, started an ambitious project in order to improve access to education of which ground-breaking results can be expected.
Some classrooms in Saint-Denis, Paris, will be equipped with innovative XO laptops with the help of the Lyoness Child & Family Foundation. Teachers will playfully show the pupils how to handle new technologies and how to use a laptop for learning. Thus, it can be ensured that the equipment is handled correctly and that effective teaching of a high quality takes place.

Project Goals

The project’s aim is to create a better quality of teaching and to create access to education for educationally disadvantaged people with the help of innovative laptops. The cooperative project “One Laptop per Child” is intended to create an opportunity for children in developing countries to receive comprehensive education via e-learning. The result of this cooperative project of the Lyoness Child & Family Foundation and OLPC France should help in creating a unified procedure for making handling and implementation of XO laptops easier for teachers.
The cooperative project of the Lyoness Child & Family Foundation and OLPC France shall be implemented in several countries where Lyoness is active as well as in the Lyoness Child & Family Foundation’s schools.

Concrete Implementation

In order to guarantee fluent implementation, one classroom will be equipped with 25 XO laptops during the first phase of the project from February to June 2012. During the extended phase, from September 2012 to June 2013, two classrooms will be equipped with 50 XO laptops.

The project is being divided into four steps:
Step 1: Watching the teaching personnel’s work.
Step 2: Firstly, the teaching personnel will deal with the XO laptops. After a phase of settling and a training unit, the teachers can present their ideas on how to integrate the computers into their lessons. Thereby it should be guaranteed that the XO laptops are handled correctly.
Step 3: In the next step, the XO Laptops will be introduced in the classrooms: pupils and teachers can now make their daily work at school easier together by interactively using the XO laptops.
Step 4: The project’s results, such as how teaching could be improved due to e-learning, will be discussed in a final meeting.

Project Title

XO laptops for Ecole Robespierre, Saint-Denis

Project Location

Saint-Denis, Paris, France

Project Period

March 2012 – June 2013

Beneficiaries

More than 125 pupils (5 classrooms with 25 pupils each) and 5 teachers, from September 2012 to June 2013 at Ecole Robespierre, Saint-Denis, Paris

Project Partner

OPLC France
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