Bridging the Digital and Educational Divide in Developing Economies: Jorge Camil Starr
Five billion people in the world today have no access to the Internet. A large part of these citizens live in developing countries and marginalized communities.
What are the models that have worked to bridge this type of digital iliteracy gap? What are the costs of large-scale programs? What is the role of government, citizens and NGO's?
Jorge Camil Starr describes the model he has built in Mexico which has benefitted more than 150,000 people in less than two years. He reviews other models like OLPC and tells us why they are not viable for the developing world. His platform is based entirely on Linux and community building, and it is low cost and exportable to wherever there is a need to for digital access. In addition, he touches upon the economic benefits of reducing the digital divide.