ONE LAPTOP PER CHILD      Northeast GNU/Linux Fest 2013      Sam Klein        sj@laptop.org
Experimental Backchannelhttp:// piratepad.net/OLPC
Foreshadowing    History and Development    Designing for Learning    Deployments    Results so far    Whats Next:   ...
HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENTOver 2 million children and teachers in 42 countries use XO in education                           ...
The Vision    Every child deserves the chance    to learn.    Children learn best when they    are active -- exploring, ...
MIT Media Lab• A team of educators andengineers• Convergence of technology,pedagogy, education policy• Focus on solutions ...
From Theory to Reality                   2005: Announcement of                   One Laptop per Child’                   i...
Getting to the Lowest Price             Gross Breakdown in Laptop Costs, 2006          Display                 Sales      ...
2006: Founding Members
MOMA- NYC
DESIGNING FOR LEARNINGObjectives:Support creativity andproject-based learning;Teach children toexplore and hack theirown t...
OLPCs Five Principles
Sugar Educational Software Math Art Music Language skills Programming +300 Activities
Sugar Network
Educational Origins    Jean Piaget       Seymour Papert
Learning by Doing• Creativity• Curiosity• Communication  skills• Critical thinking &  problem solving                     ...
Usable anywhere                             The transflective screen is crisp                             in bright sunlig...
OLPC DEPLOYMENTS 2.5 million XOs worldwide
Uruguay• The first country with one  laptop per child and wifi in  every school and home.  600,000 children and  teachers ...
Uruguay: National pride
Perú• 900,000 XOs in primary  and secondary schools• Challenging deployment  due to geography and  cultural diversity• Sma...
Perú: Commitment
Argentina• 60,000 XOs in La Rioja• Project developed by the  provincial government• Complete saturation• Effort to bring I...
Paraguay• 9,000 children across Paraguay• Supported by a dedicated  national NGO, ParaguayEduca• SWIFT donated 3,500+ Xos ...
Nicaragua• 30,000 XOs distributed by the Zamora-Terán Foundation• Support from public and private companies• Support from ...
Rwanda120,000 children so far, part ofRwanda 2020 vision foruniversal computer access• An OLPC Regional Learning  Center s...
Nigeria• 8,000 XOs deployed bySchlumberger Seed Program• First deployment in Africa(2007)• First patent troll lawsuit(2008...
Canada• Alliance with the  Belinda Stronach  Foundation• 5,000 students and  teachers across 12  First Nation  communities...
US: Miami, Charlotte• Alliance with the Knight  Foundation and TFA to  reach 500 children in  Liberty City, Miami.• A simi...
Deployment strategiesA    Government ownership    • Exploratory mission to gauge interest of host government and key stake...
Deployment strategies IID    Train the core team    • Government to select Core Team for execution of local program (IT ex...
Project Components                Child and Family                 Participation
IMPACT & RESULTS           Human Dignity           Human Dignity         Poverty Eradication         Poverty Eradication  ...
Supporting UN Millenium Development Goals  • Development beyond  economic growth:            • One Laptop at a time  comba...
OLPC Public Partners
OLPC Private Partners                        • Direct donations                        • Software development             ...
Students exposed to collaborative learningUruguay          Interactive collaborative learning and critical thinking       ...
Dramatic reduction in the digital divideUruguay                Children 6 to 11 years with computer access at home,       ...
Cross-generational social skillsUruguay     87% YES – 13% NO                             63% YES – 37% NO                 ...
Improvements in registration and completionNicaragua, 2-year program • School registration rate • Drop-out rate • Repetiti...
Improved Math and Language scoresNicaragua
WHATS NEXT?          How can we ensure          that one billion          children receive          quality education in  ...
Literacy: NELL and narrative interfaces
XO learning tablets
Make Your Own Sugar Activities (James Simmons, 2013)                  • activities.sugarlabs.org                  • lists....
OLPC Academy: apply by March 31    bit.ly/olpc-academy                                  academy@laptop.org
Thank you!SJ@laptop.org
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  • You bring the school outside, in the mountains of Colombia
  • Or in the jungles of Thailand
  • Informal environment
  • Change in teaching methodology from a rigid environment to one of coach of a team.
  • Contrive environment.
  • Look beyond the poverty that surrounds them
  • Look at their faces
  • OLPC past and present

    1. ONE LAPTOP PER CHILD Northeast GNU/Linux Fest 2013 Sam Klein sj@laptop.org
    2. Experimental Backchannelhttp:// piratepad.net/OLPC
    3. Foreshadowing History and Development Designing for Learning Deployments Results so far Whats Next: Tablets & OLPC Academy
    4. HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENTOver 2 million children and teachers in 42 countries use XO in education Education Community Society
    5. The Vision Every child deserves the chance to learn. Children learn best when they are active -- exploring, collaborating, & expressing themselves. Laptops can enable this active style of learning and transform education.
    6. MIT Media Lab• A team of educators andengineers• Convergence of technology,pedagogy, education policy• Focus on solutions for thehardest environments
    7. From Theory to Reality 2005: Announcement of One Laptop per Child’ initiative with UN Secretary General Kofi Annan
    8. Getting to the Lowest Price Gross Breakdown in Laptop Costs, 2006 Display Sales Marketing Windows Support Distribution OLPC Proposal $100 Laptop Cost 2005 HOW:Display • Minimal Marketing, Distribution • Large Purchases • Linux only x • Reduce display cost
    9. 2006: Founding Members
    10. MOMA- NYC
    11. DESIGNING FOR LEARNINGObjectives:Support creativity andproject-based learning;Teach children toexplore and hack theirown tools
    12. OLPCs Five Principles
    13. Sugar Educational Software Math Art Music Language skills Programming +300 Activities
    14. Sugar Network
    15. Educational Origins Jean Piaget Seymour Papert
    16. Learning by Doing• Creativity• Curiosity• Communication skills• Critical thinking & problem solving Robotics via the XO laptop: Butiabot, LEGO WeDo
    17. Usable anywhere The transflective screen is crisp in bright sunlight, can run without a backlightXOs can be solar-poweredwhere there is no reliablesource of electricity
    18. OLPC DEPLOYMENTS 2.5 million XOs worldwide
    19. Uruguay• The first country with one laptop per child and wifi in every school and home. 600,000 children and teachers (grades 1-10)• A social transformation project: more enrollment, less violence.
    20. Uruguay: National pride
    21. Perú• 900,000 XOs in primary and secondary schools• Challenging deployment due to geography and cultural diversity• Small remote communities with limited electricity
    22. Perú: Commitment
    23. Argentina• 60,000 XOs in La Rioja• Project developed by the provincial government• Complete saturation• Effort to bring Internet to the whole province
    24. Paraguay• 9,000 children across Paraguay• Supported by a dedicated national NGO, ParaguayEduca• SWIFT donated 3,500+ Xos to children in Caacupe• Agreements with hydroelectric providers to improve regional electricity
    25. Nicaragua• 30,000 XOs distributed by the Zamora-Terán Foundation• Support from public and private companies• Support from other countries (Denmark)
    26. Rwanda120,000 children so far, part ofRwanda 2020 vision foruniversal computer access• An OLPC Regional Learning Center since 2009• Feeding mind and body – partnership with World Food Program to distribute food and laptops
    27. Nigeria• 8,000 XOs deployed bySchlumberger Seed Program• First deployment in Africa(2007)• First patent troll lawsuit(2008)• Ongoing support fromprivate partners• Currently expanding withsupport of local municipalities
    28. Canada• Alliance with the Belinda Stronach Foundation• 5,000 students and teachers across 12 First Nation communities Source: One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Canada: Backgrounder programs
    29. US: Miami, Charlotte• Alliance with the Knight Foundation and TFA to reach 500 children in Liberty City, Miami.• A similar partnership this year helping 2000 children in Charlotte, NC
    30. Deployment strategiesA Government ownership • Exploratory mission to gauge interest of host government and key stakeholders • Based on the above, work with government and key stakeholders to develop a deployment strategy along the following linesB Develop Community Awareness • Educate population on program benefits and XO functionality • Develop social inclusion campaigns to achieve local support • Launch training programs to promote XO usage, including teachersC Customize XO platform to address local needs • Meet with officials from the minister of education to align on curriculum requirements • Develop customized applications • Digitize textbooks, perform translations
    31. Deployment strategies IID Train the core team • Government to select Core Team for execution of local program (IT expertise, etc) • Train core team in all learning and technical elements of the product and program • Train a set of local trainers who will be sent throughout the countryE Develop infrastructure • Provide advisory/ support for government in development of infrastructure (Electrical, IT, network management) • Local capacity building (inventory management, logistics, distribution, maintenance, financial tracking) • Development of Internet access and connectivity infrastructureF Monitoring & Evaluation • Initial field assessment baseline study • Monitor initial program roll out; evaluate social, academic impacts annually
    32. Project Components Child and Family Participation
    33. IMPACT & RESULTS Human Dignity Human Dignity Poverty Eradication Poverty Eradication Entrepreneurship Individual Empowerment Individual Empowerment Social Inclusion Social Inclusion Digital Inclusion EducationOLPC
    34. Supporting UN Millenium Development Goals • Development beyond economic growth: • One Laptop at a time combating social One Laptop per Child exclusion . • Enabling equal access to education. • XO programs in Nepal and Pakistan • Solar power rechargeable • Digital Library: access • OLPC is a Public to 1.6 M books Private Partnership • Knowledge transferred program worldwide
    35. OLPC Public Partners
    36. OLPC Private Partners • Direct donations • Software development • Hardware production • Promotional campaigns • Public-private partnerships • Matching donations with local Governments • Content distribution • Strategic Initiatives • Internship programs
    37. Students exposed to collaborative learningUruguay Interactive collaborative learning and critical thinking proven to increase a childs intelligence, aptitude
    38. Dramatic reduction in the digital divideUruguay Children 6 to 11 years with computer access at home, income quintiles. Trends 2008-2009 (%) homes. Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec 200 200 Quintile 1 8 Quintile 2 Quintile 3 9 Quintile 4 Quintile 5 Source: Assessment Area Ceibal, DSPE – ANEP / Based on microdata from the Continuous Household Survey 2008 and 2009, the National Statistics Institute (INE).
    39. Cross-generational social skillsUruguay 87% YES – 13% NO 63% YES – 37% NO Source: Monitoring and Evaluation Area. Plan Ceibal Families National Survey-2009
    40. Improvements in registration and completionNicaragua, 2-year program • School registration rate • Drop-out rate • Repetition rate Source: Results of impact OLPC project in Nicaragua, evaluation Zamora Teran Foundation 2010
    41. Improved Math and Language scoresNicaragua
    42. WHATS NEXT? How can we ensure that one billion children receive quality education in the next decade?
    43. Literacy: NELL and narrative interfaces
    44. XO learning tablets
    45. Make Your Own Sugar Activities (James Simmons, 2013) • activities.sugarlabs.org • lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/iaep lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/sugar- devel
    46. OLPC Academy: apply by March 31 bit.ly/olpc-academy academy@laptop.org
    47. Thank you!SJ@laptop.org

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