20th anniversary of Goto Copenhagen brought a group of exceptionally great speakers and talks this year. I would like address one of the…
20th anniversary of Goto Copenhagen brought a group of exceptionally great speakers and talks this year. I would like address one of the topics in this post:
The presentation was a great product showcase of WeDo 2.0 from Lego.
The topic of introducing technology in Education is what I would like to focus on today. Checking the product site and talking with the Lego guys the following question hit me:
Why WeDo 2.0 is not available for free for elementary schools in Denmark? Huge corporations are many times generous with their spectacular projects:
Wouldn’t it be great if Lego with other successful Danish companies join with State/Municipalities and make these kits available gratis for schools?
I know I know, It is easy to play with other people’s money. Can I just think loud for a moment?
There are ca 1300 elementary level schools in denmark. The list price of a WeDo 2.0 ReadyGo 24-Student Pack is 1920 USD.
A 10% coverage (130 schools) with average 2 box per school is a $500.000 value investment into the future. (this is on list price without any discount !). I am guessing a 10% $50.000 yearly maintenance fee. Converting it into Danish kroner it is ca. 3.300.000 dk — the price of a house, and ca 330.000 dkk per year — the price of a family car in Denmark.
Is this a lot of money? Yes! Does it worth it? Definitely YES! Can it happen? I have no idea.
But I really hope that more and more companies recognise the importance of investing into the future of our children.
Thanks for your attention.