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Bridging the Divide with Education, Technology and Outreach. Presentation at the School of Education, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica.

Bridging the Divide with Education, Technology and Outreach. Presentation at the School of Education, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica.

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  • 1. bridging the divide
  • 2. Bridging the Divide withEducation, Technology, and OutreachSchool of Education – University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica (March 22, 2012)Sameer Verma, Ph.D.Professor, Information Systems DepartmentCollege of Business, San Francisco State UniversitySan Francisco, CA 94132 USAhttp://verma.sfsu.edu/Founder, OLPC San Francisco and OLPC Jamaicasverma@sfsu.edu@sameerverma #olpc Unless noted otherwise
  • 3. me
  • 4. Teachtechnology -> networks, databases, media enables -> licensing and collaboration use -> strategy, compliance, governance
  • 5. Researchdiffusion and adoption of innovative technologies from “ooh shiny!” to solving problems
  • 6. ServiceThe Commons Initiative at SF State http://commons.sfsu.edu
  • 7. Fun take things apart!...and sometimes put them back together :-)
  • 8. context
  • 9. Lego
  • 10. Bhagmalpur (भागमलपुर) http://bhagmalpur.wordpress.com
  • 11. Mira and Maya
  • 12. July 2007The geek in me is delighted!
  • 13. OLPC San Francisco http://olpcsf.org de facto organizer
  • 14. Then I run into Prof. Duggan Executive Director, Mona School of Business
  • 15. Next thing I know...De facto founder of OLPC Jamaica! http://olpcjamaica.org.jm
  • 16. A tremendous “Thank you!” to the UWI community for making this happen.Providence Basic School, Kingston, Jamaica August Town Primary School, August Town, Jamaica http://olpcjamaica.org.jm
  • 17. OLPChttp://laptop.org
  • 18. 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.
  • 19. Missionhttp://youtu.be/c-M77C2ejTw
  • 20. Principleshttp://youtu.be/qMeX2D4AOjM
  • 21. Worldwide 40+ countries, 30+ languages,2.5+ million laptops, 350+ applications
  • 22. Where no computers have gone before...
  • 23. School Galadima, Abuja City, NigeriaSee http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Galadima
  • 24. Samkha village located in the suburbs of northern ThailandSee http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Thailand/Ban_Samkha
  • 25. Khairat school is Indias pilot site.See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_India
  • 26. Mongolia.See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Ulaanbaatar
  • 27. EthiopiaSee http://www.reactivated.net/weblog/archives/2008/10/olpc-ethiopia-updates/
  • 28. Afghanistan refugee camp, Pakistanhttp://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Pakistan/Atlas_School
  • 29. Colombia.See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Colombia
  • 30. Peru.See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Peru
  • 31. Rwanda.See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Rwanda
  • 32. Iraq.See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Iraq
  • 33. Haiti.See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Haiti
  • 34. Solomon Islands.See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Solomon_Islands
  • 35. Nepal.See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Nepal
  • 36. Uruguay.See http://www.ceibal.edu.uy
  • 37. Australia Australia.See http://laptop.org.au
  • 38. West Bank, Palestine. UN Relief and Works AgencySee http://laptop.org/en/children/countries/mideast.shtml
  • 39. OLPC & Knight Foundation project in Miamihttp://blog.laptop.org/2012/01/27/olpc-and-knight-foundation-launch-digital-literacy-program-in-miami-school/
  • 40. Antarctica!
  • 41. Deployments worldwide 2.5 million + See Google MapsAlso see: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Property:Number_of_manufactured_laptops
  • 42. Indiahttp://wiki.laptop.org/go/Khairat_school
  • 43. Resident artist!
  • 44. Khairat school is Indias first pilot site.See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_India
  • 45. Khairat school is Indias pilot site.See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_India
  • 46. Jamaicahttp://olpcjamaica.org.jm/
  • 47. August Town Primary School http://olpcMAP.net?id=813006
  • 48. Providence Basic School, Liguanea http://olpcMAP.net?id=810009
  • 49. Little green machines everywhere!
  • 50. 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- )
  • 51. Sugar http://sugarlabs.org“A thing to think with.” “Learning learning.”
  • 52. Browse
  • 53. Physics
  • 54. TurtleArt
  • 55. Scratch
  • 56. Measure
  • 57. Journal
  • 58. Reflection
  • 59. SugarFree and Open Sourcehttp://sugarlabs.org/
  • 60. 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
  • 61. OLPC vs olpc
  • 62. http://olpcmap.net
  • 63. Challenges Cost Electricity Network Language Repair Maintenance TheftCultural Impact Curriculum … ...
  • 64. OLPC and SF State University
  • 65. One Laptop per Child San Francisco Community Summit 2011http://olpcsf.org/communitysummit2011
  • 66. Strength in numbers – OLPC Volunteers
  • 67. Jennifer Martino – Plasticine expert and Director, OLPC Canada
  • 68. Nancy Hayes, Dean , College of Business welcomes everyone
  • 69. Dr. Arlene Bailey of UWIMona talks about OLPC Jamaica pilots
  • 70. Craig Perue representing UWI and Jamaica.
  • 71. SF Mayors Proclamation for OLPC
  • 72. Strange, but entirely plausible solutions to world problems
  • 73. OLPC on The Colbert Report!
  • 74. So, does it work? Ask Lidia. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xby2uj_web-la-selva_tech
  • 75. Will the entire world have access to information? We hope so.
  • 76. Education TechnologyOutreach
  • 77. Education TechnologyOutreach
  • 78. Education TechnologyOutreach
  • 79. Education TechnologyOutreach
  • 80. Education TechnologyOutreach
  • 81. 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
  • 82. 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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