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Nicholas Negroponte

Pop A Pill To Learn A Language?

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.10.2014 | Science

What if learning Mandarin or Arabic were as simple as popping a pill? The idea may sound like a sci-fi movie plot point, but one well-known tech vi...

Coding Is the New Writing for Developing Self-Expression, Communication, Imagination and Solving Hard Problems

Dr. Idit Harel | Posted 07.21.2014 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel

Putting coding on a par with the basic 'three Rs' is a trend in education-talk recently (Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Lately Coding, NYT, May 10,...

'Basic Skills' or 'Soft Skills:' What Should Be Taught and Tested?

Dr. Idit Harel | Posted 05.20.2014 | Technology
Dr. Idit Harel

Soft they may be, but these skills constitute a combination that is essential to the core work of innovation, which rarely happens in instantaneous individual breakthroughs but rather evolves through collaborative group endeavors in which personal adaptability is a necessity.

A Million-dollar Boost To 'Let Learning Happen'

Dr. Idit Harel | Posted 05.01.2013 | TED Weekends
Dr. Idit Harel

2013-02-27-tedprizepullWhat Mitra is planning is both needed in our world and is a departure from anything that has ever been done before in education reform on a large scale. Moreover, if his TED Wish is not anti-establishment, it is certainly outside the typical range of ed-tech innovation.

Memo to Mayor Bloomberg: Let Them Make Games!

Dr. Idit Harel | Posted 03.14.2012 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel

Children learn best when they are the designers, builders, navigators, engineering and key operators of their own learning.

Learning Environments that Crack Open Brains (and Souls)

Dr. Idit Harel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel

Researchers at the Media Lab, are letting their brains crack open, dreaming up big ideas, combining art and science and play, producing and presenting their demos, and inventing their future.

One Laptop Per Child A Huge Success, Founder Says

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) program has been a huge success, says founder and chairman Nicholas Negroponte. His most convincing argument? Truancy ...

Nobel Peace Prize for the Internet?

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

The Internet is indeed a unifying force that brings people together. But if the Nobel committee ever did decide to give a prize to the Net, there probably would be a war over who would pick it up.

Media Literacy 101: The iPad... & What the World Really Needs Now (Meaning "Today")

Susan Moeller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan Moeller

Ok, hands-down, the hottest tech story of the day (month? year?) was Steve Jobs' iPad roll-out demonstration. The traffic from all those in the tech ...

The Market for Humanitarianism

Michael Bendetson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Michael Bendetson

Nicholas Negroponte founded OLPC, a non-profit organization, in the hope of expanding educational opportunities through the spread of personal computers to children in the world's poorest countries.

The EG: The Most Extraordinary Gathering In Los Angeles

Michael Hawley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Hawley

LA is without a doubt the most dynamic and surprising city in America, and EG is the conference to attend. Intimate, fun and interesting as hell.

"One Laptop Per Child" Founder Slams Intel

Wall Street Journal | STEVE STECKLOW | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Nicholas Negroponte, founder of a nonprofit initiative to sell low-cost laptops to developing countries, lashed out at Intel Corp., which he accused o...

Non-Profit Offers "Buy One, Get One Free" Program For Charity Laptops

New York Times | STEVE LOHR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

One Laptop Per Child, an ambitious project to bring computing to the developing world's children, has considerable momentum. Years of work by engineer...