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Feedback from the field - Haïti


                   One Laptop Per Child
                  1cc, October 21st 2008
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●   10yo: Logo – 20yo: Emacs – 30yo: OLPC
●   Background philosophy/cognitive science
●   Compas thinktank: cogn...
OLPC Haïti – summer camp
OLPC Haïti – summer camp
OLPC Haïti deployment map
Timeline & general tasks

●   2 weeks at the end of June – starting
    the summer camp in Republique du Chili
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    5 wee...
OLPC Haïti core team composition

●   1 Coordinator: Guy Serge Pompilus
●   2 admin staff: Beatrice and Nedgine
●   5 tech...
OLPC Haïti core team in action
Deliverables
●   6 Teacher reports & evaluation forms
●   Exams to recruit the tech team
●   French version of the Getting...
OLPC Haïti wiki
OLPC Haïti online support page
OLPC Haïti online support form
OLPC Haïti – learning materials
Problems / Challenges

●   Get really hands on with learning, not
    just learning about computers (lack of
    people wi...
Successes

●   Get Sugar translated into haitian kreyol
●   Encourage the team to explore GNU/Linux
●   Feedback from the ...
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  1. 1. Feedback from the field - Haïti One Laptop Per Child 1cc, October 21st 2008 Bastien Guerry
  2. 2. bzg_0.1a ● 10yo: Logo – 20yo: Emacs – 30yo: OLPC ● Background philosophy/cognitive science ● Compas thinktank: cognitive science, education and new technology in schools ● Communities of teachers using ICT in schools + « La main à la pâte » ● WikiProf: teachers using wikis ● OLPC France (grassroots organization)
  3. 3. OLPC Haïti – summer camp
  4. 4. OLPC Haïti – summer camp
  5. 5. OLPC Haïti deployment map
  6. 6. Timeline & general tasks ● 2 weeks at the end of June – starting the summer camp in Republique du Chili ● 5 weeks from July 28th to Sept. 10th – help with building the core team ● Wanda: power / learning materials / teachers' training ● Bastien: online support / technical training
  7. 7. OLPC Haïti core team composition ● 1 Coordinator: Guy Serge Pompilus ● 2 admin staff: Beatrice and Nedgine ● 5 tech staff: Max, Codio, Geebs, Emmanuel, Lacrete ● 2 pedagogical staff: Medly, Beatrix
  8. 8. OLPC Haïti core team in action
  9. 9. Deliverables ● 6 Teacher reports & evaluation forms ● Exams to recruit the tech team ● French version of the Getting Started OLPC guide ● French version of the Scratch guide ● Wiki (wikified version of the Getting Started guide, glossary of technical terms, ...)
  10. 10. OLPC Haïti wiki
  11. 11. OLPC Haïti online support page
  12. 12. OLPC Haïti online support form
  13. 13. OLPC Haïti – learning materials
  14. 14. Problems / Challenges ● Get really hands on with learning, not just learning about computers (lack of people with a background in education) ● Encourage the tech team to take part of the learning side of the project ● Tasks management: don't let blockers stop informal spread of knowledge ● Better communication with(in) the team ● Bring a sense of trusting the teachers ● Create an environment to engage the community (students, parents, ...)
  15. 15. Successes ● Get Sugar translated into haitian kreyol ● Encourage the team to explore GNU/Linux ● Feedback from the OLPC HQ tech team was really good and helpful ● The haitian tech team now feels more comfortable in diving into OLPC mailing lists and into the wiki ● Tech team is working on building a GNU/Linux User Group

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