Initial reflections on the Ethiopia XO5000 Programme
Title: Initial reflections on the Ethiopia XO5000 Programme
Author: David Hollow
Pages: 30 pp.
Source: ICT4D Collective
Publisher: Royal Holloway, University of London
Date published: May 2009
Date accessed: 06/07/2009
Type of information: research paper
On-line access: yes (pdf)
This independent report offers initial reflection regarding the implementation of the XO 5000
project in Ethiopia. The programme introduced 5000 XO laptops, also commonly known as
the $100 laptop, into five Ethiopian primary schools. The report focuses primarily on the
educational content on the laptops, independently assessing the role of BlankPage and the
Akili interactive textbook reader.