Title: XO integration: voices from the field

Authors: Wanda Eugene; Shaundra Bryant Daily; Elana Langer

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Abstract: The goal of this paper is to present the three experiences of the large-scale deployment of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) XO laptops in the Republic of Haiti, Birmingham, Alabama, and Mongolia. These experiences provide an overview of XO integration, in an effort to present both successes and challenges that can occur during such endeavours. While each deployment faced its own set of challenges, there were consistent lessons across each implementation to be drawn for large-scale deployments of innovative technologies.

Keywords: XO laptops; large-scale deployment; strong local leadership; grass-roots partnerships; support materials; technical infrastructure; one laptop per child; OLPC; Haiti; USA; United States; Mongolia; technological innovation; technology diffusion.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSEM.2012.043946

International Journal of Services, Economics and Management, 2012 Vol.4 No.1, pp.62 - 74

Available online: 27 Nov 2011 *

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