Computersare provided to each Liberian school by the sale of 53 used college textbooks to raise $1,000. A small network of computers will allow each schoolís library to be connected through the internet with that of other schools in the country.
Quick-2-Learn, a Techtown based firm on the Wayne State University campus is sharing its knowledge with young Detroiters who will be taking used desktop computers and refurbishing them for literacy centers in Liberia.Quick-2-Learn will advise about two hundred workers on how to take discarded computers and strip them down to thin client models by removing their hard drives and other movable parts until the computers are at a level where they operate requiring 90% less electric power.
Quick-2-Learn is an educational technology project based at WayneStateUniversity in DetroitMichigan. Quick-2-Learnís mission is to develop technology for urban educators that raises reading and math scores on standardized tests. Quick-2-Learn accomplishes its mission by providing low income school districts with a One to One educational solution that is affordable and effective. One to One differentiated instruction accelerates the rate of learning in under-performing class room using research based curriculum supplements. Quick-2-Learn technology provides zero maintenance desktops in a network computing model that allows students to access Internet based educational resources. Quick-2-Learnís unique technology is faster than standard PCís and requires near zero maintenance for the desktop workstations. Quick-2-Learn technology is designed to run flawlessly in urban classrooms little or no maintenance. Quick-2-Learn eliminates obsolescence because our solution is designed for a seven to ten year life cycle. Quick-2-Learnís ability to deliver individually differentiated instructional materials in a continual, nonstop, fast platform changes the dynamics in the classroom by unleashing the intellectual capabilities of each student.
Quick-2-Learn was founded by Jim Hare and Chuck Hale. Jim and Chuck each have over forty years experience in the computer industry with companies like IBM, INTEL and Unisys.