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Brown - Digital Divide - Eric, Max, Charlie

  1. 1. Max, Eric, Charlie
  2. 2. The Problem <ul><li>Digital Divide - The separation of those who have access to sophisticated information technology and those who don’t </li></ul><ul><li>Children all over the world confined to home country without access to world’s knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>They may never have a chance to benefit our world </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Problem <ul><li>Illiteracy rates rising drastically </li></ul><ul><li>Economy of countries with high illiteracy rates declining due to lack of jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Global economy falls as a result </li></ul>
  4. 5. Digital Divide Statistics <ul><li>Less than 3 out of every 100 Africans use the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>8 times as many Internet users in the US than on the entire African continent. </li></ul><ul><li>30 countries with an Internet penetration of less than 1%. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Fixing The Problems <ul><li>One Laptop Per Child: non-profit organization dedicated to providing free laptops to students in need </li></ul><ul><li>Children are empowered to solve own problems </li></ul>
  6. 7. An Introduction to OLPC: Video
  7. 8. The 200-dollar laptop
  8. 9. XO Review: Video
  9. 10. Our Organization <ul><li>The Division Coalition </li></ul><ul><li>Make a difference in Ghana </li></ul><ul><li>Education one of the most valuable resources </li></ul>
  10. 11. Our Purpose + Aim <ul><li>Empowerment > Charity </li></ul><ul><li>Give a man a fish, feed him for a day </li></ul><ul><li>Teach a man to fish, feed him for life </li></ul>
  11. 12. Our Project: Ghana <ul><li>OLPC recently sent 10,000 laptops to Ghana </li></ul><ul><li>Our goal is to reinforce that number </li></ul><ul><li>  The Republic of Ghana has 12,630 primary schools, 5,450 junior secondary schools, 503 senior secondary schools </li></ul>
  12. 13. Goal <ul><li>Children can be properly educated </li></ul><ul><li>Futures possibly outside of their native countries </li></ul><ul><li>Become members of the world's online community. </li></ul>
  13. 14. Action Plan <ul><li>Plan currently in motion </li></ul><ul><li>Established connections with SAS Puxi </li></ul><ul><li>No changes to our plan so far. </li></ul>
  14. 15. Short-Term Plan <ul><li>Raise (at least) 1200 RMB </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase (at least) one XO laptop </li></ul><ul><li>Provide to child in Ghana </li></ul>
  15. 16. Long-Term Plan: <ul><li>Continue raising money and sending laptops to the people who need them </li></ul>
  16. 17. Other organizations that can help: <ul><li>One Laptop per Child (OLPC) </li></ul><ul><li>INTEL – Classmate PC </li></ul><ul><li>AMD – 50x15 </li></ul>
  17. 18. Interactive Activity: <ul><li>Three Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Two groups get a laptop </li></ul><ul><li>One group with dictionary </li></ul><ul><li>3 minutes to give definition and usage of word </li></ul><ul><li>No talking outside of groups </li></ul>
  18. 19. Word 1 <ul><li>Valetudinarian </li></ul>
  19. 20. Word 2 <ul><li>Escutcheon </li></ul>
  20. 21. Word 3 <ul><li>Mellifluous </li></ul>
  21. 22. Word 4 <ul><li>Lapidicolous </li></ul>
  22. 23. Word 5 <ul><li>Gendarme </li></ul>
  23. 24. Discussion <ul><li>Group 1: Did you feel satisfied about having the answers so quickly? </li></ul><ul><li>Group 2: Why was it that you never got the answers? </li></ul><ul><li>Group 3: Was it frustrating to have all the answers but always be after Group 1? </li></ul><ul><li>Group 2, look on the side of your laptop at the wireless switch. </li></ul>
  24. 25. Moral <ul><li>Education much easier with access to information technology </li></ul><ul><li>XO’s will not work without interconnectivity </li></ul>
  25. 26. Conclusion <ul><li>Technology leads to futures of many possibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Children in developing countries educations can equal those in first-world countries </li></ul><ul><li>It is up to us </li></ul>
  26. 27. Sources <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>http:// /us-en/ </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li>http:// /wiki/Ghana   </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul>
  27. 28. Sources, Cont. <ul><li>Pictures: Slide 4:!Global_Digital_Divide1.png Slide 6: Slide 8: Slide 12: Slide 17: </li></ul>