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

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Education and Social Inclusion through Information

  1. 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. 2. ADutchConnection
  3. 3. me
  4. 4. Research Diffusion and Adoption of Innovative Technologies
  5. 5. Teach Technology, Media, Policy
  6. 6. OLPC
  7. 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. 8. Worldwide 40+ countries, 30+ languages, 3 million laptops, 350+ applications
  9. 9. Grounded in Education Built from the ground up for one purpose
  10. 10. Around the world...
  11. 11. School Galadima, Abuja City, Nigeria See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Galadima
  12. 12. Samkha village located in the suburbs of northern Thailand See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Thailand/Ban_Samkha
  13. 13. Khairat school is India's pilot site. See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_India
  14. 14. Mongolia. See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Ulaanbaatar
  15. 15. Ethiopia See http://www.reactivated.net/weblog/archives/2008/10/olpc-ethiopia-updates/
  16. 16. Afghanistan refugee camp, Pakistan http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Pakistan/Atlas_School
  17. 17. Colombia. See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Colombia
  18. 18. Peru. See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Peru
  19. 19. Rwanda. See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Rwanda
  20. 20. Iraq. See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Iraq
  21. 21. Haiti. See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Haiti
  22. 22. Solomon Islands. See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Solomon_Islands
  23. 23. Nepal. See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Nepal
  24. 24. Uruguay. See http://www.ceibal.edu.uy
  25. 25. Australia Australia. See http://laptop.org.au
  26. 26. West Bank, Palestine. UN Relief and Works Agency See http://laptop.org/en/children/countries/mideast.shtml
  27. 27. Curaçao
  28. 28. 3 million + See Google Maps Deployments worldwide Also see: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Property:Number_of_manufactured_laptops
  29. 29. 2005
  30. 30. www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-M77C2ejTw Mission and Principles
  31. 31. OLPC Partners
  32. 32. OLPC Partners
  33. 33. Memorandum of Understanding
  34. 34. Research and Service
  35. 35. Pilot Studies
  36. 36. AugustTownPrimarySchool
  37. 37. Providence Basic School
  38. 38. Mission House Basic School
  39. 39. Moneague College
  40. 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. 41. Software, Content and Learning
  42. 42. Sugar Learning Environment
  43. 43. Word Processor
  44. 44. Search for a Book
  45. 45. Text-to-speech can read highlighted parts of the book to the child Read a Book
  46. 46. Paint a Picture Done with a real paintbrush. No capacitive stylus required. Even a twig will do!
  47. 47. Browse the Web
  48. 48. Work with Sensors
  49. 49. Simulate with Physics
  50. 50. Telescope
  51. 51. Magnifier
  52. 52. Audio, Photo, Video
  53. 53. Scratch and Lego Robots
  54. 54. Abacus
  55. 55. Music
  56. 56. Geometry with TurtleArt
  57. 57. Journal
  58. 58. Desktop for Secondary Schools
  59. 59. LibreOffice Productivity Suite
  60. 60. GIMP graphics editor
  61. 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. 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. 63. Based on Moodle. Runs at the micro-cloud at school and serves content even when offline. Learning Management System
  64. 64. Based on Pathagar. Runs at the micro-cloud at school and serves ebooks even when offline. Digital library
  65. 65. Runs at the micro-cloud at school and serves Wikipedia, Maps, Khan Academy videos even when offline. Internet-in-a-Box
  66. 66. Monitoring, Orchestration and Analytics
  67. 67. Cloud (central management) At School (micro-cloud appliance) With the Child (Journal) Cloud Micro-Cloud Three levels of management
  68. 68. Theft Deterrence
  69. 69. Monitoring
  70. 70. Each school appliance is provisioned and managed by a central service running on Puppet Puppetlabs, Inc. http://puppetlabs.com/ - Server automation tool. - Express system configuration. - Client and server distributed model. At School Cloud School micro-cloud orchestration
  71. 71. Cloud-based Usage Analytics Dashboard (developed at University of the West Indies, Jamaica) ? What happens at each school? Cloud
  72. 72. Each child’s work is automatically stored in a Journal on her laptop
  73. 73. This work is distilled into metrics at the school micro-cloud appliance Micro-Cloud
  74. 74. Metrics from school appliances are synced with the cloud to generate analytics Cloud Micro-Cloud Micro-Cloud Micro-Cloud
  75. 75. What happens when the Internet connection breaks or slows down? Cloud Micro-Cloud Micro-Cloud Micro-Cloud x x x
  76. 76. We use “eventual consistency” to synchronize data between each school and the cloud. Cloud Micro-Cloud Micro-Cloud Micro-Cloud
  77. 77. Analytics – Use Frequency and Time of Day
  78. 78. Analytics – Usage by day of the week
  79. 79. Analytics Feedback Trends Datamining Ongoing endeavor at University of the West Indies, Jamaica
  80. 80. In closing, a few thoughts from those who matter the most. http://youtu.be/sP9WPb2R52c
  81. 81. Questions?

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