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  1. 1. Your own OLPC project
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Introduction persons / organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Why focus on education? Why IT in education? What is good digital education? Why open education? Why not 2nd hand PC's? </li></ul><ul><li>OLPC Concept Hardware / Software / Content / Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Results of OLPC projects </li></ul><ul><li>Pilots with NGOs </li></ul>
  3. 3. Frits Hoff, innovator / educational technologist <ul><li>Board member / </li></ul><ul><li>Open University Netherlands, projectmanager blended-learning Manager European network for distance learning (EADTU) Manager IT expertise centre (EICT) Projectmanager, polytechnic the Hague </li></ul><ul><li>10 years teacher of physics and informatics (HML) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Foundation <ul><li>Network of 9 freelancers with a passion for open innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Inspired by OLPC concept: fair, sustainable, and open digital education </li></ul><ul><li>Adapted for the Netherlands </li></ul><ul><li>eTwinning if desired </li></ul><ul><li>Consultancy / training / projectmanagement </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware, software, content for education, healthcare, government, social security </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive experience in OLPC projects </li></ul>
  5. 5. Experience <ul><li> Maastricht 2x, 1x Nicaragua, 3x India, 9x Nepal, Ghana 1x, 1x Tanzania. </li></ul><ul><li>Starting: Aruba, Dutch Antilles, S Africa, Senegal </li></ul><ul><li>Many internet research, consultation with OLE Nepal, Wave Place and other NGOs </li></ul><ul><li>MetersmakenvoorMillennium: Russia, India, Nepal and Mongolia </li></ul><ul><li>Trends in the Netherlands and internationally, testing of other hardware and software </li></ul>
  6. 6. Our role
  7. 7. Millennium goals <ul><li>In 2000 189 world leaders of the UN have signed a contract about 8 millennium goals </li></ul><ul><li>In 2015: put an end to poverty, disease, inequality and environmental problems </li></ul><ul><li>Nr 2: primary education for every child anywhere in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Now: 77 million children don't go to primary school (39 million due to conflicts). The majority - 70 million - are girls. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Support of other countries <ul><li>Dambisa Moyo: money for development doesn't work </li></ul><ul><li>Research United Nations University: send Human capital instead of Capital </li></ul><ul><li>Teach me how to do it </li></ul><ul><li>Use IT: good education / self learning / all sources of knowledge of the world available </li></ul>
  9. 9. Why IT in education? <ul><li>1,500,000,000 Kids on earth </li></ul><ul><li>Often poor education: 1/3e incompetent teachers 1/3e competent but insufficiently skilled 1/3e skilled and competent </li></ul><ul><li>77,000,000 children attend no education at all The majority are girls - 70,000,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Not enough time and money to train teachers properly: IT can support the teachers and raise the quality of education: fill the gap! </li></ul>
  10. 10. IT raises quality of education <ul><li>Flexible in time, pace, location </li></ul><ul><li>Responding to different learning styles </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia motivates </li></ul><ul><li>Picture learners learn better </li></ul><ul><li>Better monitoring by teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Direct feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge of the world doubles every 2 years </li></ul><ul><li>Contact with International World </li></ul>
  11. 11. Digital Education <ul><li>Teachers should be willing, trained and get enough time to experiment and share experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Special laptops / tablets for Education </li></ul><ul><li>Free educational software </li></ul><ul><li>Free learning objects / textbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Open Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Open innovation: collaborate to deliver better education at a much lower price </li></ul>
  12. 12. Open Education in NL required <ul><li>Research EU: € 30 billion per year (!) we pay for licensing, many unnecessary </li></ul><ul><li>Netherlands programme Open in Connection: 2010 OSS required for government, health, education, social security </li></ul><ul><li>Open content stimulated by minister of education: Wikiwijs,, DigiLessen VO .. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Why laptops instead of old PC's? <ul><li>Old PCs are quickly destroyed by high temperature, dust and humidity </li></ul><ul><li>If electricity fails they do not work </li></ul><ul><li>Difficult to repair: too many brands and types, discontinued parts, no local suppliers </li></ul><ul><li>Old PC's can not use modern closed source programs </li></ul><ul><li>So much computer waste: dangerous e-Waste! </li></ul><ul><li>Shipping costs and retrieve 2 x 6500, €-per container: buy new XO's! </li></ul>
  14. 15. Hello children of the world! we view the children as a mission ; Intel & Microsoft view them as a market
  15. 16. Community of 1.400.000 users
  16. 17. Also in the US and Europe <ul><li>New York: 50.000 </li></ul><ul><li>Florence: 15.000, Venice, Milan, 10.000 each </li></ul><ul><li>Netherlands: 3 schools </li></ul><ul><li>Small pilots worldwide </li></ul>
  17. 18. Concept One Laptop Per Child: <ul><li>It's not a laptop project, it is an educational project </li></ul><ul><li>Open hardware: XO mini laptop </li></ul><ul><li>Open source software: Sugar & educational software </li></ul><ul><li>Open content </li></ul><ul><li>New educational model for many countries </li></ul>
  18. 19. XO: looks like a toy but high-tech! <ul><li>Very cheap: 239 $ </li></ul><ul><li>Light (1,4 kg)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Tablet = swivel screen </li></ul><ul><li>New LCD screen: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>readable in the sun: B&W </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>perfect for reading eBooks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>200 dpi: sharp </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Free and open software: Sugar based on Linux </li></ul>
  19. 20. XO <ul><li>Multimedia: webcam, speakers, micro </li></ul><ul><li>More downloadable applications </li></ul><ul><li>Safest laptop: may be used on your lap, in accordance with UL safety certification </li></ul><ul><li>Green PC: almost no polution / 100% recycable </li></ul><ul><li>Theft Protection: remote on / off </li></ul>
  20. 21. Low power consumption <ul><li>5W </li></ul><ul><li>battery life 5 – 10 hours! </li></ul><ul><li>Adapter can be used worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Powered by the sun, human or animals </li></ul>
  21. 22. Appearance: a statement
  22. 23. Mobile lab
  23. 24. Technical education: robots and sensors
  24. 25. Measure
  25. 26. Scientific Calculator
  26. 27. Robust: 1.5 m fall (closed)‏
  27. 28. Splash proof
  28. 29. Dirt proof
  29. 30. Satellite connection
  30. 31. Easy to repair
  31. 32. XS Schoolserver <ul><li>Back-up </li></ul><ul><li>Offline electronic learning environment </li></ul><ul><li>Faster and safe internet </li></ul><ul><li>Special for Linux laptops and XO </li></ul><ul><li>50% Cheaper‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable </li></ul><ul><li>Low power consumption </li></ul>
  32. 33. Open source software <ul><li>Operating system: Linux </li></ul><ul><li>User interface: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sugar On A Stick (SOAS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>KDE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ubuntu / Edubuntu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Android </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Qimo </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CMS (webportals) </li></ul><ul><li>ELE electronic learning environment </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Classroom: DimDim </li></ul>
  33. 34. Software <ul><li>Linux operating system: Sugar </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to learn user interfaces, Microsoft addicts have to study! </li></ul><ul><li>Each program has tabs with more features: all the basic functionality is present </li></ul><ul><li>Complete &quot;Office&quot; package: e-mail, Web browsing, word processing, spreadsheet, presentations etc </li></ul><ul><li>Dozens of educational programs installed or downloadable </li></ul>
  34. 35. Blind / visual impaired / dyslectic <ul><li>Text – to – speach: OSS software, translated </li></ul>
  35. 36. Free Icon-To-Speech <ul><li>open-source software Activity designed to transform the XO into a Augmentative Assistive Communication device with more functionality and ruggedness than devices that cost over ten times as much </li></ul>
  36. 41. First results <ul><li>Used as a light source </li></ul><ul><li>As a mobile phone: call the doctor, collaboration between farmers, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Take pictures and movies </li></ul><ul><li>Children come to school again, girls also, just like when you provide food </li></ul><ul><li>Parents understand better the use of schools </li></ul><ul><li>It is a robust and excellent laptop </li></ul>
  37. 42. The influence on our education <ul><li>One laptop per child: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No expensive PCclassrooms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Affordable laptops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developed for education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low power consumption </li></ul></ul><ul><li>M-learning / Mobile learning: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexible learning: anywhere, etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multimedia: motivating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to monitor pupils </li></ul></ul>
  38. 43. The influence on our education <ul><li>E-schoolbooks: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Up to 70% cheaper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Actual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexibel: teacher chooses what he needs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Get more kids interested in IT and techniques </li></ul>
  39. 44. How to use it in lessons? <ul><li>Reading eBooks (digital textbooks) </li></ul><ul><li>Text Editor: answering questions, writing stories </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Geoquiz&quot;, playing with topography </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Memory&quot; make your own game to play with: algebra, practice English words, etc </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Measure&quot; distance between 2 XO's </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Speak&quot;, enter text the XO speaks out loud </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Surf&quot; find information on the Internet </li></ul>
  40. 45. How to use it in lessons? <ul><li>Building Bridges : Physics </li></ul><ul><li>Draw </li></ul><ul><li>Animations: make a digital story </li></ul><ul><li>Take Pictures and movies </li></ul><ul><li>Write your Weblog with text and pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom presenter: digital whiteboard </li></ul><ul><li>Kids chat mostly about what they discovered </li></ul><ul><li>At home, the laptop is also intensively used by brothers, sisters and mothers </li></ul><ul><li>5 hours battery life </li></ul>
  41. 51. One Set of Laptops Per School <ul><li>Start small, scale fast </li></ul><ul><li>Each school 1 set instead of OLPC </li></ul><ul><li>XO 1,5 </li></ul><ul><li>Top-down en bottom–up: Seeing is believing </li></ul><ul><li>OLPC as research institute, no support </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration with reliable and professional NGO's </li></ul><ul><li>Distributioncentre: repair and support </li></ul><ul><li>XS schoolservers + internet connection </li></ul>
  42. 52. Pilot NGO's <ul><li>Demo for schools / local and national government / business networks </li></ul><ul><li>First training of teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Set up of local support: technical and educational </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation by local and Dutch university </li></ul><ul><li>eTwinning local and Dutch school? </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers support >3 months, supply of large amounts of laptops, network, internet, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Projectmanagement local and on a distance </li></ul>
  43. 53. Contact: <ul><li>Stichting </li></ul><ul><li>Gardelaan 7, Maastricht </li></ul><ul><li>T: 043 – 325.8215 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>