Creativity and Innovation with One Laptop per Child

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How the One Laptop per Child project comes up with creative and innovative solutions to challenging problems by changing the constraints to the problems.

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Creativity and Innovation with One Laptop per Child

  1. 1. Creativity, Innovation and the One Laptop per Child Project From around the world Presented at: Hillsdale High School Unless noted otherwise http://slideshare.net/sverma Sameer Verma, Ph.D. Professor Information Systems Dept San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA 94132 USA
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  3. 3. Changing constraints Computers without electricity? Internet in a briefcase? Fix your own laptops ? One does not simply...One does not simply...
  4. 4. LEGO http://www.flickr.com/photos/bdesham/2432400623/
  5. 5. Rural and Remote Bhagmalpur (भभागमलपपुर) village, District Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh
  6. 6. Children and Learning Mira and Maya
  7. 7. Approximately thirty-five percent of the world is on the Internet Approximately sixty-five percent of the world is NOT on the Internet
  8. 8. OLPC San Francisco http://olpcsf.org Founder and Chief Organizer
  9. 9. OLPC http://laptop.org
  10. 10. Mission OLPC's mission is to empower the world's 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 of tool, children are engaged in their own education, and learn, share, and create together. They become connected to each other, to the world and to a brighter future.
  11. 11. Worldwide 40+ countries, 30+ languages, 3 million laptops, 350+ applications
  12. 12. Where no computers have gone before...
  13. 13. School Galadima, Abuja City, Nigeria See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Galadima
  14. 14. Samkha village located in the suburbs of northern Thailand See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Thailand/Ban_Samkha
  15. 15. Khairat school is India's pilot site. See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_India
  16. 16. Mongolia. See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Ulaanbaatar
  17. 17. Ethiopia See http://www.reactivated.net/weblog/archives/2008/10/olpc-ethiopia-updates/
  18. 18. Afghanistan refugee camp, Pakistan http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Pakistan/Atlas_School
  19. 19. Colombia. See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Colombia
  20. 20. Peru. See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Peru
  21. 21. Rwanda. See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Rwanda
  22. 22. Iraq. See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Iraq
  23. 23. Haiti. See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Haiti
  24. 24. Solomon Islands. See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Solomon_Islands
  25. 25. Nepal. See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Nepal
  26. 26. Uruguay. See http://www.ceibal.edu.uy
  27. 27. Australia Australia. See http://laptop.org.au
  28. 28. West Bank, Palestine. UN Relief and Works Agency See http://laptop.org/en/children/countries/mideast.shtml
  29. 29. 3 million + See Google Maps Deployments worldwide Also see: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Property:Number_of_manufactured_laptops
  30. 30. Sugar Can we learn to learn? http://sugarlabs.org
  31. 31. Browse
  32. 32. Physics
  33. 33. TurtleArt
  34. 34. Scratch http://www.flickr.com/photos/islandgal/5827855198/
  35. 35. Measure
  36. 36. 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, Sindhi, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Solomon Islands Pidgin, Sotho, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur, Vietnamese, Walloon, Wolof, Yoruba Approx. 100+ languages Tutorial: http://opensource.sfsu.edu/node/452 Translate: http://translate.sugarlabs.org/
  37. 37. http://olpcmap.net
  38. 38. Bhagmalpur, India http://bhagmalpur.wordpress.com
  39. 39. AlGoreatTED
  40. 40. Server, to go
  41. 41. Can information flow like water? http://ltse.env.duke.edu/files/ltse/images/India%20Persian%20wheel%20irrigation%20Ganges%20Plain.jpg
  42. 42. A water “battery”. Can we build information batteries?
  43. 43. Viva La Revolución Can we spark a paradigm shift by providing equitable access to information all over the world?
  44. 44. August Town, Jamaica http://olpcjamaica.org.jm
  45. 45. Bulun Bazhy, Tuva http://olpctuva.wordpress.com
  46. 46. Crank-to-learn?
  47. 47. Where's Tuva? Hint...
  48. 48. ...and around the world.
  49. 49. SFSU Lending Library Ask for the “White and Green children's laptop” ●48 hours for students ●2 weeks for faculty

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