One Laptop per Child Australia (OLPC) Workshop

Tickets to the One Laptop per Child Australia (OLPC) Pre Conference Workshop, a full day workshop on Tuesday the 2nd of October are now available.

The ticket includes the OLPC full day workshop plus:

  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Access to the:

Opening Keynote Address
Twenty : 20 Challenge
Welcome Reception



This workshop will begin at 9.00 am and conclude at 3.15 pm, in time for afternoon tea, followed by the Opening Keynote Address of ACEC2012.

The well-known XO Green Machine is a laptop designed with education in mind for primary aged students.

One Laptop per Child Australia (OLPC) has been working with schools around the country, predominantly in remote communities,  to provide this technology to enhance student engagement and ultimately improve student learning outcomes.

The OLPC program has evolved since its inception four years ago. Laptops have been deployed around the country, new training programs, software development and deployment models have emerged in order to be an innovative and dynamic organisation, striving to find new and creative ways to target complicated educational challenges.

This workshop will provide an opportunity for hands-on work with the current generation of XO laptops.

The XO supports many scenarios to fulfil student learning needs. The XO also provides significant advances in technology that reduce power consumption and make the laptop more rugged for children’s use.


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Participants will be guided through many activities on the XO laptop and learn about using them in a classroom environment.

Participants will also learn about the significant work OLPC is doing across the country and the way this technology is disseminated to students within a comprehensive learning program involving teachers, community members and students.


The workshop will also explore the lessons learnt in Australia and the new directions OLPC Australia has taken.


The presenter is Tracy Richardson of OLPC Australia.


Please note that because the hands-on activities involved are such an important part of this workshop, the size of the group will be strictly limited.


8.45am Check in at the ACEC2012 Registration Desk

9.00 am Workshop begins

3.15 pm Worksop ends, in time for Afternoon Tea and the Opening of Conference, Opening Keynote Address, Twenty : 20 Challenge and Welcome Reception


NB: ACEC2012 Pre Conference Workshops will take place subject to the minimum number of participants being reached.