India buys a quarter of a million netbooks

With no $10 laptop in sight, India buys 250,000 OLPCs – Ars Technica link to external website

One Laptop Per Child - IndiaOne Laptop Per Child gets new life with India choosing to buy a quarter of a million computers for students throughout the country. It will be interesting to see how they decide to distribute these laptops and what operating system and software they choose to use. India has done an excellent job of training technology workers for the rest of the world. This program should provide early technology-related learning opportunities for those impacted by digital divide issues.

Teacher training is always an issue with laptop programs. Does anyone know how India plans to train their teachers for this program? What are the plans for sustaining the program?

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