Digital learning research



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The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) was commissioned by the Solomon Islands Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) to undertake an evaluation of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) trial in three schools in Marovo Lagoon, Western Province. The evaluation was to be conducted in a very short timeframe and would consist mainly of interviews with teachers, students, parents and community members, together with a questionnaire distributed to a small number of MEHRD officers and other OLPC personnel. The key purpose of the evaluation was to identify the impact of the OLPC program and its strengths and weaknesses as implemented in the three schools. The evaluation indicated that the impact of the OLPC program has been very positive. The evidence to date indicates that it has largely met the objectives of the program as outlined in the framework.