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Meters Maken voor Millennium (Making Miles for Millennium) and  OLPC NL Harrie Vollaard en Gertie Clabbers 13 december 200...
Agenda <ul><li>Our route and contribution </li></ul><ul><li>Impact of the XO </li></ul><ul><li>OLPC </li></ul><ul><li>Lear...
St. Meters Maken voor Millennium, KvK 09179631, rek.nr. 322811775, Sperwerstraat 51, 6541 SB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Pskov Nizhny Novgorod Ulan Baatar Bangalore Serachour St. Meters Maken voor Millennium, KvK 09179631, rek.nr. 322811775, S...
Our contribution 1 <ul><li>India </li></ul><ul><ul><li>30 XO’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperation with Parikrma Founda...
Our contribution 2 <ul><li>Russia;  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>50 XO’s, Nova5000 + sensors, Mindstorm  and infra </li></ul></ul...
<ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wl5eXQyf4w </li></ul>
St. Meters Maken voor Millennium, KvK 09179631, rek.nr. 322811775, Sperwerstraat 51, 6541 SB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Impact of the XO <ul><li>Education makes a long lasting difference </li></ul><ul><li>Huge potential for the XO everywhere ...
OLPC <ul><li>Research organization </li></ul><ul><li>No business processes in place (ordering/shipping) </li></ul><ul><li>...
Learnings 1 <ul><li>XO great combination software and hardware; unique of its kind.  </li></ul><ul><li>XO is positioned fo...
Learnings 2 <ul><li>Start small, scale fast </li></ul><ul><li>Start with one project at the time </li></ul><ul><li>Work wi...
Learnings 3 <ul><li>Training  of teachers critical success factor </li></ul><ul><li>Model OLE Nepal is a good start </li><...
Remarks from outsiders <ul><li>First food then education </li></ul><ul><li>Why one laptop per child? </li></ul><ul><li>but...
How to proceed <ul><li>Nepal (320 XO’s) </li></ul><ul><li>India (3 schools) </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation OLPC </li></ul><u...
St. Meters Maken voor Millennium, KvK 09179631, rek.nr. 322811775, Sperwerstraat 51, 6541 SB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Presentation by Harrie Vollaard and Gertie Clabbers on OLPC NL meeting of 13 December 2008 about their contribution to several deployments in Russia, Mongolia, Nepal and India

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  1. 1. Meters Maken voor Millennium (Making Miles for Millennium) and OLPC NL Harrie Vollaard en Gertie Clabbers 13 december 2008 Utrecht
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Our route and contribution </li></ul><ul><li>Impact of the XO </li></ul><ul><li>OLPC </li></ul><ul><li>Learnings </li></ul><ul><li>Remarks </li></ul><ul><li>How to proceed </li></ul>St. Meters Maken voor Millennium, KvK 09179631, rek.nr. 322811775, Sperwerstraat 51, 6541 SB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  3. 3. St. Meters Maken voor Millennium, KvK 09179631, rek.nr. 322811775, Sperwerstraat 51, 6541 SB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  4. 4. Pskov Nizhny Novgorod Ulan Baatar Bangalore Serachour St. Meters Maken voor Millennium, KvK 09179631, rek.nr. 322811775, Sperwerstraat 51, 6541 SB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  5. 5. Our contribution 1 <ul><li>India </li></ul><ul><ul><li>30 XO’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperation with Parikrma Foundation and ‘OLPC India’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 school in Bangalore </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wl5eXQyf4w </li></ul><ul><li>Nepal, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>320 XO’s + infra (in progress) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperation with Foundation Maya and OLE Nepal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 schools in Serachour (close to Pokhara) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNXyn0xQTCU </li></ul>St. Meters Maken voor Millennium, KvK 09179631, rek.nr. 322811775, Sperwerstraat 51, 6541 SB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  6. 6. Our contribution 2 <ul><li>Russia; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>50 XO’s, Nova5000 + sensors, Mindstorm and infra </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperation with Pedagogic University of Nizhny Novgorod, Center of Distance Learning Education in Pskov, State Electrotechnical University of St. Petersburg </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Summer camp, school for visual impaired children, different schools in Pskov </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nizhny Novgorod: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q72xrYriPZg and Pskov: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvyEnKX7UBA </li></ul><ul><li>Mongolia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 schoolservers, routers, accespoints etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperation with OLPC and Mongolian government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 schools in Ulan Bator (3000 children) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUXd7wnLJWM en http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeEflg8Be7Q </li></ul>St. Meters Maken voor Millennium, KvK 09179631, rek.nr. 322811775, Sperwerstraat 51, 6541 SB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  7. 7. <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wl5eXQyf4w </li></ul>
  8. 8. St. Meters Maken voor Millennium, KvK 09179631, rek.nr. 322811775, Sperwerstraat 51, 6541 SB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  9. 9. Impact of the XO <ul><li>Education makes a long lasting difference </li></ul><ul><li>Huge potential for the XO everywhere </li></ul><ul><li>It closes the gap between Western countries and developing countries (from ‘stone’ age to modern age) </li></ul><ul><li>It gives the children a choice (e.g. Russia, Bangalore) </li></ul><ul><li>It has impact on the child, but also on environment of child (brothers, sisters, parents) </li></ul><ul><li>XO used for personal development, but has also value for environment (internet information available) </li></ul><ul><li>Little money, big impact </li></ul>St. Meters Maken voor Millennium, KvK 09179631, rek.nr. 322811775, Sperwerstraat 51, 6541 SB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  10. 10. OLPC <ul><li>Research organization </li></ul><ul><li>No business processes in place (ordering/shipping) </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on big numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Price mechanism unclear </li></ul><ul><li>Limited support </li></ul><ul><li>Single distribution channel GiveMany program </li></ul><ul><li>No or limited technical support and warranty </li></ul><ul><li>Knowlegde sharing platform can be improved </li></ul><ul><li>Functional roadmap can be improved </li></ul>St. Meters Maken voor Millennium, KvK 09179631, rek.nr. 322811775, Sperwerstraat 51, 6541 SB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  11. 11. Learnings 1 <ul><li>XO great combination software and hardware; unique of its kind. </li></ul><ul><li>XO is positioned for 6 – 10 years old, older ages are going to use the regular PC </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction of the XO at the different deployments usually starts at 6 years old. </li></ul><ul><li>Children learn computer capabilities and don’t care if it’s Microsoft or not. </li></ul><ul><li>Every deployment is still in an embryonic stage. What the real effects are, are still unclear </li></ul><ul><li>IT is usually seen as a separate course and is not integrated in the lessons yet. </li></ul><ul><li>XO and internet really helps in the distribution of schoolbooks to remote areas and helps the children (no need to carry heavy school bags in monsoon) </li></ul><ul><li>Circle of Life (education, food, healthcare, family); www.parikrmafoundation.org </li></ul><ul><li>Calculate the real costs (multiply the XO costs by a x factor) </li></ul>St. Meters Maken voor Millennium, KvK 09179631, rek.nr. 322811775, Sperwerstraat 51, 6541 SB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  12. 12. Learnings 2 <ul><li>Start small, scale fast </li></ul><ul><li>Start with one project at the time </li></ul><ul><li>Work with local organizations, NGO’s </li></ul><ul><li>Check first the local situation </li></ul><ul><li>Limit dependencies with OLPC </li></ul><ul><li>Connect to local grassroots or linux/open source groups </li></ul><ul><li>Solve technical support problem </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to handle corruption, incapable personel and political interests </li></ul><ul><li>Handle shipment and customs clearance </li></ul>St. Meters Maken voor Millennium, KvK 09179631, rek.nr. 322811775, Sperwerstraat 51, 6541 SB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  13. 13. Learnings 3 <ul><li>Training of teachers critical success factor </li></ul><ul><li>Model OLE Nepal is a good start </li></ul><ul><li>Professional project management is key </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge sharing platform is necessary </li></ul>St. Meters Maken voor Millennium, KvK 09179631, rek.nr. 322811775, Sperwerstraat 51, 6541 SB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  14. 14. Remarks from outsiders <ul><li>First food then education </li></ul><ul><li>Why one laptop per child? </li></ul><ul><li>but critics are always from Westerners </li></ul>St. Meters Maken voor Millennium, KvK 09179631, rek.nr. 322811775, Sperwerstraat 51, 6541 SB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  15. 15. How to proceed <ul><li>Nepal (320 XO’s) </li></ul><ul><li>India (3 schools) </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation OLPC </li></ul><ul><li>Fund raising </li></ul><ul><li>Learning model (OLE Nepal) </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing knowledge how to run projects </li></ul>St. Meters Maken voor Millennium, KvK 09179631, rek.nr. 322811775, Sperwerstraat 51, 6541 SB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  16. 16. St. Meters Maken voor Millennium, KvK 09179631, rek.nr. 322811775, Sperwerstraat 51, 6541 SB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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