Initiatives like One Laptop per Child have had a huge impact in shaping my beliefs and teaching philosophy about the integration of technology into the learning experience. Especially how such integration must take special care to not turn students into a handful of consumers for specific proprietary software, but must instead function as a launching pad for students to learn not only about the plethora of digital tools out there, but must also try to shift he paradigm of students as consumers of a specific brand and try to make them producers of their own. On the other hand,the branding alone of projects like Google African University Programs makes me cringe a bit, even if the ultimate goal is quite similar.