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

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 divide
    • 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 USA and Organizer, OLPC San Francisco Community #olpc Unless noted otherwise
    • me
    • Teachtechnology -> networks, databases, media enables -> licensing and collaboration use -> strategy, compliance, governance
    • Researchdiffusion and adoption of innovative technologies from “ooh shiny!” to solving problems
    • ServiceThe Commons Initiative at SF State
    • Fun take things apart!...and sometimes put them back together :-)
    • context
    • Lego
    • Bhagmalpur (भागमलपुर)
    • Mira and Maya
    • July 2007The geek in me is delighted!
    • OLPC San Francisco de facto organizer
    • OLPC
    • 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.
    • Mission
    • Principles
    • Worldwide 40+ countries, 30+ languages,2.5+ million laptops, 350+ applications
    • Where no computers have gone before...
    • School Galadima, Abuja City, NigeriaSee
    • Samkha village located in the suburbs of northern ThailandSee
    • Khairat school is Indias pilot site.See
    • Mongolia.See
    • EthiopiaSee
    • Afghanistan refugee camp, Pakistan
    • Colombia.See
    • Peru.See
    • Rwanda.See
    • Iraq.See
    • Haiti.See
    • Solomon Islands.See
    • Nepal.See
    • Uruguay.See
    • Australia Australia.See
    • West Bank, Palestine. UN Relief and Works AgencySee
    • OLPC & Knight Foundation project in Miami
    • Antarctica!
    • Deployments worldwide 2.5 million + See Google MapsAlso see:
    • India
    • Resident artist!
    • Khairat school is Indias first pilot site.See
    • Khairat school is Indias pilot site.See
    • Jamaica
    • Little green machines everywhere!
    • 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- )
    • Sugar“A thing to think with.” “Learning learning.”
    • Browse
    • Physics
    • TurtleArt
    • Scratch
    • Measure
    • Journal
    • Reflection
    • SugarFree and Open Source
    • 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, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Templates, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur,Translate: Vietnamese, Walloon, Wolof, Yoruba, pseudo L10n Approx. 100+ languages
    • OLPC vs olpc
    • OLPC San Francisco Afghanistan Armenia Haiti Honduras India Jamaica Madagascar Pakistan Philippines Senegal South Africa Uganda Tuva San Francisco
    • Challenges Cost Electricity Network Language Repair Maintenance TheftCultural Impact Curriculum … ...
    • OLPC and SF State University
    • One Laptop per Child San Francisco Community Summit 2011
    • OLPC on The Colbert Report!
    • So, does it work? Ask Lidia.
    • Will the entire world have access to information? We hope so.
    • Education TechnologyOutreach
    • Education TechnologyOutreach
    • Education TechnologyOutreach
    • Education TechnologyOutreach
    • Education TechnologyOutreach
    • 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
    • &
    • All photos can be found at: under a Creative Commons license -0- XO Bridge: Chris Willis and Mike Lee