Bridging the Digital Divide with Education, Technology, and Outreach

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Bridging the Digital Divide with Education, Technology, and Outreach from the OLPC project's perspective.

We look at approaches to children and learning. We also look at ways in which we bypass a lack of infrastructure, teacher rigor, and cultural barriers.

OLPC now reaches all continents, including Antarctica!

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Bridging the Digital Divide with Education, Technology, and Outreach

  1. 1. bridging the divide
  2. 2. Bridging the Divide withEducation, Technology, and OutreachCalifornia Association of Independent Schools – Technology Professional Day (Feb 15, 2012)Sameer Verma, Ph.D.Professor, Information Systems DepartmentCollege of Business, San Francisco State UniversitySan Francisco, CA 94132 USAhttp://verma.sfsu.edu/Founder and Organizer, OLPC San Francisco Communityhttp://olpcsf.org/sverma@sfsu.edu@sameerverma #olpc Unless noted otherwise
  3. 3. me
  4. 4. Teachtechnology -> networks, databases, media enables -> licensing and collaboration use -> strategy, compliance, governance
  5. 5. Researchdiffusion and adoption of innovative technologies from “ooh shiny!” to solving problems
  6. 6. ServiceThe Commons Initiative at SF State http://commons.sfsu.edu
  7. 7. Fun take things apart!...and sometimes put them back together :-)
  8. 8. context
  9. 9. Lego
  10. 10. Bhagmalpur (भागमलपुर) http://bhagmalpur.wordpress.com
  11. 11. Mira and Maya
  12. 12. July 2007The geek in me is delighted!
  13. 13. OLPC San Francisco http://olpcsf.org de facto organizer
  14. 14. OLPChttp://laptop.org
  15. 15. MissionOLPCs mission is to empower the worlds poorest children through education We aim to provide each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop. To this end, we have designed hardware, content and software for collaborative, joyful, and self-empowered learning. With access to this type oftool, children are engaged in their own education, and learn, share, and createtogether. They become connected to each other, to the world and to a brighter future.
  16. 16. Missionhttp://youtu.be/c-M77C2ejTw
  17. 17. Principleshttp://youtu.be/qMeX2D4AOjM
  18. 18. Worldwide 40+ countries, 30+ languages,2.5+ million laptops, 350+ applications
  19. 19. Where no computers have gone before...
  20. 20. School Galadima, Abuja City, NigeriaSee http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Galadima
  21. 21. Samkha village located in the suburbs of northern ThailandSee http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Thailand/Ban_Samkha
  22. 22. Khairat school is Indias pilot site.See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_India
  23. 23. Mongolia.See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Ulaanbaatar
  24. 24. EthiopiaSee http://www.reactivated.net/weblog/archives/2008/10/olpc-ethiopia-updates/
  25. 25. Afghanistan refugee camp, Pakistanhttp://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Pakistan/Atlas_School
  26. 26. Colombia.See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Colombia
  27. 27. Peru.See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Peru
  28. 28. Rwanda.See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Rwanda
  29. 29. Iraq.See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Iraq
  30. 30. Haiti.See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Haiti
  31. 31. Solomon Islands.See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Solomon_Islands
  32. 32. Nepal.See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Nepal
  33. 33. Uruguay.See http://www.ceibal.edu.uy
  34. 34. Australia Australia.See http://laptop.org.au
  35. 35. West Bank, Palestine. UN Relief and Works AgencySee http://laptop.org/en/children/countries/mideast.shtml
  36. 36. OLPC & Knight Foundation project in Miamihttp://blog.laptop.org/2012/01/27/olpc-and-knight-foundation-launch-digital-literacy-program-in-miami-school/
  37. 37. Antarctica!
  38. 38. Deployments worldwide 2.5 million + See Google MapsAlso see: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Property:Number_of_manufactured_laptops
  39. 39. Indiahttp://wiki.laptop.org/go/Khairat_school
  40. 40. Resident artist!
  41. 41. Khairat school is Indias first pilot site.See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_India
  42. 42. Khairat school is Indias pilot site.See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_India
  43. 43. Jamaicahttp://olpcjamaica.org.jm/
  44. 44. Little green machines everywhere!
  45. 45. Constructivism and Constructionism ● John Dewey (1859–1952) ● Maria Montessori (1870–1952) ● Jean Piaget (1896–1980) ● Lev Vygotsky (1896–1934) ● Jerome Bruner (1915- ) ● Herbert Simon (1916–2001)->● Seymour Papert (1928- )
  46. 46. Sugar http://sugarlabs.org“A thing to think with.” “Learning learning.”
  47. 47. Browse
  48. 48. Physics
  49. 49. TurtleArt
  50. 50. Scratch
  51. 51. Measure
  52. 52. Journal
  53. 53. Reflection
  54. 54. SugarFree and Open Sourcehttp://sugarlabs.org/
  55. 55. Languages Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Aymara, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Melayu, Basque, Bengali, Bengali (India), Bislama, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (China), Chinese (Hong Kong), Chinese (Taiwan), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dari, Dutch, Dzongkha, English, English (South African), English (US), Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, French (Canada), Friulian, Fula, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Igbo, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Khmer, Kinyarwanda, Korean, Kreyol, Macedonian, Malayalam, Maltese, Marathi, Marovo, Mongolian, Nauruan, Nepali, Norwegian, Norwegian Bokmål, Papiamento, Papua New Guinea Pidgin (Tok Pisin), Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Punjabi, Quechua, Romanian, Russian, Serbian,Tutorial: Sindhi, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Solomon Islands Pidgin, Sotho, Spanish,http://opensource.sfsu.edu/node/452 Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Templates, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur,Translate: Vietnamese, Walloon, Wolof, Yoruba, pseudo L10nhttp://translate.sugarlabs.org/ Approx. 100+ languages
  56. 56. OLPC vs olpc
  57. 57. http://olpcmap.net
  58. 58. OLPC San Francisco Afghanistan Armenia Haiti Honduras India Jamaica Madagascar Pakistan Philippines Senegalhttp://olpcsf.org South Africa Uganda Tuva San Francisco
  59. 59. Challenges Cost Electricity Network Language Repair Maintenance TheftCultural Impact Curriculum … ...
  60. 60. OLPC and SF State University
  61. 61. One Laptop per Child San Francisco Community Summit 2011http://olpcsf.org/communitysummit2011
  62. 62. OLPC on The Colbert Report!
  63. 63. So, does it work? Ask Lidia. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xby2uj_web-la-selva_tech
  64. 64. Will the entire world have access to information? We hope so.
  65. 65. Education TechnologyOutreach
  66. 66. Education TechnologyOutreach
  67. 67. Education TechnologyOutreach
  68. 68. Education TechnologyOutreach
  69. 69. Education TechnologyOutreach
  70. 70. TV Time● OLPC Mission Part 1● OLPC Mission Part 2● Web - La Sierra● Web - La Selva● Plan Ceibal● Ideas for Good - OLPC Australia● OLPC Australia in Action● OLPC San Francisco Interviews
  71. 71. &
  72. 72. http://creativecommons.org All photos can be found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/olpc/ under a Creative Commons license -0- XO Bridge: Chris Willis and Mike Leehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/curiouslee/4925323996/

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