February 23, 2024

Ask ISTE a Simple Question

Last year, more than 100,000 generous Americans invested in the One Laptop Per Child’s Give One, Get One promotion (as explained on this web site created by my Masters degree students). The promotion made it possible to make a personal laptop computer a reality for hundreds of thousands of children in some of the world’s poorest countries.

Since ISTE seeks to be the premiere educational technology advocacy group in the world, it seems curious they have done nothing whatsoerver to promote the efforts of One Laptop Per Child or the Give One, Get One promotion ending at the end of the year.

Why not take a minute to contact some of the folks listed here on the ISTE web site or its Board of Directors and ask them why the International Society for Technology in Education is silent on connecting the world’s poorest children to the 21st Century?

One thought on “Ask ISTE a Simple Question

  1. Hi Gary,

    I can’t let this one slip by unchallenged.

    While I am no longer an ISTE board member, I do know that during my tenure on the board, our organization invited Nicholas Negroponte to be a Keynote at NECC – one of the most visible live speaking opportunities there is in the global ed tech community – to talk about the OLPC initiative. NECC has also had full labs of the OLPC computers available for people to use in workshop settings. ISTE has actually done a tremendous amount through NECC to support this initiative.

    May I ask you in return what you have done to work with ISTE on getting the word out? Or is your only role criticizing the work of others?


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