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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

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  • 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: Tablets & OLPC Academy
  • HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENTOver 2 million children and teachers in 42 countries use XO in education Education Community Society
  • 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.
  • MIT Media Lab• A team of educators andengineers• Convergence of technology,pedagogy, education policy• Focus on solutions for thehardest environments
  • From Theory to Reality 2005: Announcement of One Laptop per Child’ initiative with UN Secretary General Kofi Annan
  • 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
  • 2006: Founding Members
  • DESIGNING FOR LEARNINGObjectives:Support creativity andproject-based learning;Teach children toexplore and hack theirown tools
  • 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 Robotics via the XO laptop: Butiabot, LEGO WeDo
  • 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
  • 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 (grades 1-10)• A social transformation project: more enrollment, less violence.
  • Uruguay: National pride
  • Perú• 900,000 XOs in primary and secondary schools• Challenging deployment due to geography and cultural diversity• Small remote communities with limited electricity
  • Perú: Commitment
  • Argentina• 60,000 XOs in La Rioja• Project developed by the provincial government• Complete saturation• Effort to bring Internet to the whole province
  • 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
  • Nicaragua• 30,000 XOs distributed by the Zamora-Terán Foundation• Support from public and private companies• Support from other countries (Denmark)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Project Components Child and Family Participation
  • IMPACT & RESULTS Human Dignity Human Dignity Poverty Eradication Poverty Eradication Entrepreneurship Individual Empowerment Individual Empowerment Social Inclusion Social Inclusion Digital Inclusion EducationOLPC
  • 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
  • OLPC Public Partners
  • 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
  • Students exposed to collaborative learningUruguay Interactive collaborative learning and critical thinking proven to increase a childs intelligence, aptitude
  • 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).
  • Cross-generational social skillsUruguay 87% YES – 13% NO 63% YES – 37% NO Source: Monitoring and Evaluation Area. Plan Ceibal Families National Survey-2009
  • 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
  • Improved Math and Language scoresNicaragua
  • WHATS NEXT? How can we ensure that one billion children receive quality education in the next decade?
  • Literacy: NELL and narrative interfaces
  • XO learning tablets
  • Make Your Own Sugar Activities (James Simmons, 2013) • activities.sugarlabs.org • lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/iaep lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/sugar- devel
  • OLPC Academy: apply by March 31 bit.ly/olpc-academy academy@laptop.org
  • Thank you!SJ@laptop.org