One Laptop per Child to Release Learning Tablet
One Laptop per Child Association (OLPCA), a project to provide modern education to children through a connected computing device, says it will introduce a new touch screen device, the XO Learning Tablet, at CES.
OLPCA will also unveil for the first time the XO Learning System, an Android compatible software package for child-centric learning.
Every child has dreams and XO Learning directs the child’s passion, creativity and energy for these dreams into a new user interface that has 12 dreams.
Such dreams include “I want to be” an artist, a musician and a scientist. Each dream features a rich learning experience and applications, books, games and videos that allow children ages 3 to 12 to naturally explore their dreams and learn at the same time.
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Content within a dream has three levels, so as the child advances in his/her learning, there is no need to pay for additional apps or content. Every dream features a “hero,” a real person who personifies the dream.
“The challenge in computing and education is to use the technology to develop new ways for children to learn. The rich content of the dreams allows the child’s natural passion to be directed into learning experiences,” said Giulia D’Amico, the lead designer of XO Learning.
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XO Learning also offers learning experiences from leading partners who support OLPCA’s program to foster child-centric learning. OLPCA partners include Sesame Street, MyCityWay, Common Sense Media, Little Pim and UNESCO, among others.
OLPCA is currently in negotiations with many other of the world’s leading companies to provide unique experiences through XO Learning in time for the product introduction in 2013.
XO Learning will be offered through licensing agreements to tablet manufacturers, governments, book publishers, and international distributors in the U.S., Europe and the traditional OLPCA markets in developing countries.