Your own OLPC project 14jan10.ppt

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