Founder and Director of Global Operations for the Thornburg Center, Dr. David Thornburg, said this about Professor Gary Stager: “Some people think "outside of the box." Gary is unaware of the box's existence.

After my experience in Gary’s EDC EDC 664.20,Technology and Learning course at Pepperdine University, I agree with Dr. Thornburg. The members of my cadre and I went on nine, box free Learning Adventures where our only limitation may have been our lack of willingness to try.

One Learning Adventure of note was that of creating a website to promote One Laptop Per Child (OLPC). OLPC is the brainchild of Nicholas Negroponte, the founder and chairman of the One Laptop per Child non-profit association.

According to Nicholas, “The mission of One Laptop per Child (OLPC) is to empower the children of developing countries to learn by providing one connected laptop to every school-age child. In order to accomplish our goal, we need people who believe in what we’re doing and want to help make education for the world’s children a priority, not a privilege.”

As a group we collectively built an advocacy website for  OLPC’s Give one Get One (G1G1).  G1G1 provides a donor with the opportunity to buy two laptops for $399. A child in a developing country receives a laptop and one laptop is sent to the donor. We named our website Laptops4Kids, below is a link to the website we created.


Laptops4Kids Pepperdine University Press Release

Nicholas's 2008 TED Talk