One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Typewriter
In January 2005, the MIT Media Lab launched an initiative to develop a $100 laptop – a technology that could revolutionize how we educate the world’s children. For these children to participate and take advantage of this opportunity however, typing skill is essential. At the same time, learning and mastering the English language is crucial. English is the predominant language of the Internet today. We see an opportunity to combine both objectives through an interactive, research-based typing and language learning application, for the target users of the ‘Children’s Machine’ focusing on typing, and two important English language learning building-blocks, phonics and vocabulary.