18. Using Labdoo to Bridge the Digital Divide: A New Form of International Cooperation

  1. Brian A. Nejmeh
  1. Jordi Ros-Giralt,
  2. Kevin Launglucknavalai,
  3. Daniel Massaguer,
  4. Julieta Casanova and
  5. Christine M. Lee

Published Online: 7 JUN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118319130.ch18

Service-Learning in the Computer and Information Sciences: Practical Applications in Engineering Education

Service-Learning in the Computer and Information Sciences: Practical Applications in Engineering Education

How to Cite

Ros-Giralt, J., Launglucknavalai, K., Massaguer, D., Casanova, J. and Lee, C. M. (2012) Using Labdoo to Bridge the Digital Divide: A New Form of International Cooperation, in Service-Learning in the Computer and Information Sciences: Practical Applications in Engineering Education (ed B. A. Nejmeh), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118319130.ch18

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 JUN 2012
  2. Published Print: 21 MAY 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118100349

Online ISBN: 9781118319130

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Keywords:

  • Guatemala;
  • Labdoo Project;
  • service-learning perspective;
  • Wiki-Kids

Summary

This chapter describes the socioeconomic factors that make the Labdoo Project possible and how its implementation can help us to understand a new breed of international aid organizations capable of solving global problems by using global means. The chapter starts the discussion, describing first project carried out in Guatemala. Secondly, it provides the basic Labdoo framework. Thirdly, it provides some brief study cases of minimissions carried out by several groups of volunteers distributed across the globe. Fourthly, it describes the benefits of Labdoo from a service-learning perspective, focusing on the specific perspective of the volunteers participating in the project. Finally, it provides a brief introduction to Project Wiki-Kids, a spin-off project from Labdoo that aims at connecting children of different nations by overlaying a network of knowledge sharing on top of Labdoo’s physical network of laptops.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

learning systems; Web sites