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Education and Social Inclusion through access to Information. At UNESCO ICT and Education Conference, Curacao 2013.

Education and Social Inclusion through access to Information. At UNESCO ICT and Education Conference, Curacao 2013.

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  • 1. Education and Social Inclusion through Information Unless noted otherwise Sameer Verma, Ph.D. Professor Information Systems Dept San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA 94132 USA
  • 2. ADutchConnection
  • 3. me
  • 4. Research Diffusion and Adoption of Innovative Technologies
  • 5. Teach Technology, Media, Policy
  • 6. OLPC
  • 7. Mission OLPC's mission is to empower the world's 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.
  • 8. Worldwide 40+ countries, 30+ languages, 3 million laptops, 350+ applications
  • 9. Grounded in Education Built from the ground up for one purpose
  • 10. Around the world...
  • 11. School Galadima, Abuja City, Nigeria See
  • 12. Samkha village located in the suburbs of northern Thailand See
  • 13. Khairat school is India's pilot site. See
  • 14. Mongolia. See
  • 15. Ethiopia See
  • 16. Afghanistan refugee camp, Pakistan
  • 17. Colombia. See
  • 18. Peru. See
  • 19. Rwanda. See
  • 20. Iraq. See
  • 21. Haiti. See
  • 22. Solomon Islands. See
  • 23. Nepal. See
  • 24. Uruguay. See
  • 25. Australia Australia. See
  • 26. West Bank, Palestine. UN Relief and Works Agency See
  • 27. Curaçao
  • 28. 3 million + See Google Maps Deployments worldwide Also see:
  • 29. 2005
  • 30. Mission and Principles
  • 31. OLPC Partners
  • 32. OLPC Partners
  • 33. Memorandum of Understanding
  • 34. Research and Service
  • 35. Pilot Studies
  • 36. AugustTownPrimarySchool
  • 37. Providence Basic School
  • 38. Mission House Basic School
  • 39. Moneague College
  • 40. Hardware 4th generation OLPC XO laptop Multi-core ARM Touch Wi-Fi(n), Camera, Microphone, Sensors, Laptop/Tablet, USB, HDMI... Robust, built for a kid!
  • 41. Software, Content and Learning
  • 42. Sugar Learning Environment
  • 43. Word Processor
  • 44. Search for a Book
  • 45. Text-to-speech can read highlighted parts of the book to the child Read a Book
  • 46. Paint a Picture Done with a real paintbrush. No capacitive stylus required. Even a twig will do!
  • 47. Browse the Web
  • 48. Work with Sensors
  • 49. Simulate with Physics
  • 50. Telescope
  • 51. Magnifier
  • 52. Audio, Photo, Video
  • 53. Scratch and Lego Robots
  • 54. Abacus
  • 55. Music
  • 56. Geometry with TurtleArt
  • 57. Journal
  • 58. Desktop for Secondary Schools
  • 59. LibreOffice Productivity Suite
  • 60. GIMP graphics editor
  • 61. Central management for orchestration, monitoring and analytics is done in the cloud. Architecture Cloud Micro-Cloud Laptop with child has some offline content. It works in school and can go home. Micro-cloud appliance at school acts as a local mirror for content and management
  • 62. Micro-cloud appliance at school acts as a local mirror for content and management. Several services such as backup/restore, caching, filtering, traffic management, and data metrics run seamlessly at the school. The appliance is a plug-and-play device. It can handle intermittent connectivity. Micro Cloud Appliance at the School Micro-Cloud
  • 63. Based on Moodle. Runs at the micro-cloud at school and serves content even when offline. Learning Management System
  • 64. Based on Pathagar. Runs at the micro-cloud at school and serves ebooks even when offline. Digital library
  • 65. Runs at the micro-cloud at school and serves Wikipedia, Maps, Khan Academy videos even when offline. Internet-in-a-Box
  • 66. Monitoring, Orchestration and Analytics
  • 67. Cloud (central management) At School (micro-cloud appliance) With the Child (Journal) Cloud Micro-Cloud Three levels of management
  • 68. Theft Deterrence
  • 69. Monitoring
  • 70. Each school appliance is provisioned and managed by a central service running on Puppet Puppetlabs, Inc. - Server automation tool. - Express system configuration. - Client and server distributed model. At School Cloud School micro-cloud orchestration
  • 71. Cloud-based Usage Analytics Dashboard (developed at University of the West Indies, Jamaica) ? What happens at each school? Cloud
  • 72. Each child’s work is automatically stored in a Journal on her laptop
  • 73. This work is distilled into metrics at the school micro-cloud appliance Micro-Cloud
  • 74. Metrics from school appliances are synced with the cloud to generate analytics Cloud Micro-Cloud Micro-Cloud Micro-Cloud
  • 75. What happens when the Internet connection breaks or slows down? Cloud Micro-Cloud Micro-Cloud Micro-Cloud x x x
  • 76. We use “eventual consistency” to synchronize data between each school and the cloud. Cloud Micro-Cloud Micro-Cloud Micro-Cloud
  • 77. Analytics – Use Frequency and Time of Day
  • 78. Analytics – Usage by day of the week
  • 79. Analytics Feedback Trends Datamining Ongoing endeavor at University of the West Indies, Jamaica
  • 80. In closing, a few thoughts from those who matter the most.
  • 81. Questions?