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IS Professor Sameer Verma in the News

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04/13/2012

Information Systems Professor Sameer Verma was on sabbatical leave at the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Fall 2008. There, he helped to start the Center of Excellence (CoE) at the Mona School of Business at UWI. Through the CoE, he helped to start the OLPC Jamaica project in September 2008.

After three years of hard work, in 2011 there were 115 OLPC XO laptops (the green laptops) available in two schools, and the results have been amazing. Sameer was on a recent data collection trip, and the initial analyses we—re quite impressive--increase in numeracy by 12 percent!

To read more about OLPC Jamaica and watch a view video clip, see http://myspot.mona.uwi.edu/msb/news/olpc-jamaica-evolving-story


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