ICT4D course 2013 - OLPC deployments

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  • 1. ICT4DChristophe Guéret (@cgueret) OLPC Deployments http://bit.ly/ICT4D-Deployments
  • 2. Global remark● An OLPC deployment is a complex project● Several challenges ○ Logistic ○ Technical ○ Energetic ○ Human● Wont be done in one go; iterative and incremental process on the long run.
  • 3. Keep in mind that● Its an education project, not a laptop project ○ Sugar is no more than a tool for the teaching ○ The XO is no more than a tool to run Sugar● Focus on the education ○ Educate the kids ○ Educate the educators
  • 4. About the infrastructure ...● Dont focus too much on Internet access ○ Lack of relevant content● Pay attention to electricity● Look at the transport of all the material that is/will be needed
  • 5. What you can use here● 10 XO-1 from 2007 + accessories
  • 6. Lot of them are broken● During prolonged storage, the battery in charge of keeping the clock ticking dies out● Instructions to repair the XOs ○ http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Disassembly_top ○ http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Fix_Clock● Were looking for volunteers to help us with that ;-)
  • 7. What you can use online● The definitive guide about deployments: ○ http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Deployment_Guide● There are a lot of videos and wiki pages (a bit messy though) about OLPC deployments● Relevant to do some testing : ○ http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Contributors_program
  • 8. OLPCMap● http://www.olpcmap.net
  • 9. Nosy Komba (Madagascar)● 160 XO, see nosybomba.org andhttp://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Madagascar/Nosy_Komba
  • 10. Long range Wifihttp://www.olpcnews.com/hardware/wireless/olpc_frances_long_distance_wi-.html
  • 11. Kinston (Jamaica)● 115 XOs deployed in 2011● More deployment in this country
  • 12. OLPC Australia● http://www.one-education.org
  • 13. OLPC Haiti - Solar Panels● Deployment in Lascahobas, Haiti
  • 14. Plan Ceibal (Uruguay) ● National scale: 450.000 laptops (saturation)https://edutechdebate.org/olpc-in-south-america/olpc-in-uruguay-impressions-of-plan-ceibal/