Under the one-to-one LCCD philosophy, each child has his or her own device. In practice, however, this may be difficult for most developing nations to achieve, given the enormous expense of outfitting each child with a device -- particularly in countries with large populations of children.
Although one-to-one computing may be a long-term strategy, in the short term, governments may have to make choices about which schools and which students should benefit immediately from LCCDs, and which populations will have to wait. One of the first distribution choices is deciding which grades should benefit from the program. Many programs and most LCCD features are aimed at primary schools, but there have also been implementations in secondary and even tertiary-level institutions.