These projects were funded by One Laptop per Child (OLPC)
OLPC pushed the world, and indeed the market, to recognize the viability of education for some of the most unlikely places on earth. In doing so, it designed a machine with pioneering technology for "the larger world" (not the second or third world) that needs low-cost, low-power, and robust equipment. We started working in Cambridge with OLPC in 2007 as part of the "Learning Team" that facilitated learning workshops for countries, partners, and interested parties. Through this interaction we were able to communicate, collaborate, and stretch our ideas with other organizations and institutions interested in seeing 1:1 computing work on a large scale.
Beyond the device their continues to be a persistent need for content, materials, and curriculum to support the learning environments that one laptop for every child creates. We believe this need supersedes any succesfull 1:1 computing project beyond introduction, beyond deployment, and before planning. We were so smitten with the project in Birmingham that in September of 2008 we left Cambridge and OLPC to pursue our own mission down south. We are now based in Birmingham and our continued work with 1:1 computing is very much a passion project for us.