University of Oregon

Technology, Gender and Education for Development: The One Laptop Per Child Project in Ghana

Who Should Come: 
This event is open to the public.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
330 Hendricks Hall

UO School of Journalism professor Leslie Steeves will present her research on the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) project and show a clip from her documentary-in-progress.

Steeves, who is conducting research with Janet Kwami (Furman University), has seen evidence that technology and gender are barriers to implementing OLPC's plan to distribute $200 laptops to children primarily in Africa and South America.

OLPC began distributing their low-cost laptops in 2007 and have shipped between 1.85 and 2.5 million laptops since.

The talk is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society.

About Leslie Steeves
Leslie Steeves is a Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication and is an Associate Dean of Graduate Affairs and Research. She also runs the Ghana study abroad program.