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OLPC Asia Workshop

The OLPC Asia Workshop, the first of several OLPC regional workshops, was held in Bangkok, Thailand at King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) from July 28, 2008-August 1, 2008. Participants came from across Asia and the South Pacific to participate; learn more about the future of learning, technology and, of course, the XO laptop.

The primary objectives of this workshop were to:

  • a progressive deepening understanding of the learning process;
  • how the XO laptop enables more effective learning through construction, expression, and collaboration;
  • the roles of technology in general and one-to-one environments in particular;
  • the pragmatics of children, laptops and learning;
  • introduction to and participation in a regional and international network of practitioners of 1:1 environments

There were five types of activities at the workshop:

  1. Talks by renowned theorists and practitioners
  2. Mini-courses on the laptop and activities with the laptops
  3. Hands-on projects by participants
  4. Small group discussions
  5. Reflection and discussion by larger group

OLPC greatly appreciates the synergy, enthusiasm and collaboration that was achieved during this workshop. We hope you have walked away from this experience with your questions answered and will continue to be champions for education in your respective countries.

Please feel free to contact the OLPC Learning Team if you have any questions or concerns as you move forward:

David Cavallo, Vice President of Learning:
Nia Lewis, Manager of Learning Team:
Julia Reynolds, Asst. to Learning Team:

Or members of the OLPC International Team:

Anthony Wong, Director, Asia:
Michael Hutak, Director, Oceania:


Dr. David Cavallo, Vice President of Learning, OLPC coming shortly

Dr. Arnan "Roger" Sipitakiat, Professor, Chiang Mai University: "File:Using Computational Thinking as means for human comprehension.ppt"

Dr. Barbara Barry, Learning Consultant, OLPC: "File:BB Slides OLPC Bangkok 7 28 08-1-.pdf"

Mr. Paron Isarasena Na Ayudhaya, President, Darunsikkhalai School for Innovative Learning & Dr. Suchin Petcharugsa, Teacher, Northern Region Non-Formal Education: "File:Khun Pisuth Learning Community part1-1-.pdf"

List of Participants


Workshop Discussion

See Asia Workshop Discussion

Please feel free to use this space to post ideas, suggestions, comments and share information

General OLPC Information


OLPC’s mission is to provide a means for learning, self-expression, and exploration to the nearly two billion children of the developing world with little or no access to education. While children are by nature eager for knowledge, many countries have insufficient resources to devote to education—sometimes less than $20 per year per child (compared to an average of $7,500 in the United States). By giving children their very own connected XO laptop, we are giving them a window to the outside world, access to vast amounts of information, a way to connect with each other, and a springboard into their future. And we’re also helping these countries develop an essential resource—educated, empowered children.

Give 1 Get 1 Program

Purchase a laptop for the child in your life and, in turn, a laptop will be donated to another deserving child in a developing nation

Please Note: OLPC has begun planning for the next Give One Get One (G1G1) program which will be available to the US, Canada, and several other countries. It is expected to launch later this year. Please check our website for more information after September 1.

Give Many To give 100 or more laptops and direct them to a location you designate, send email to

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