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
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.
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 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