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  • from hobby to passion: one laptop per child - Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
  • One Laptop Per Child From hobby to passion Sameer Verma, Ph.D. Presentation: Associate Professor Faculty Retreat Information Systems Department SFSU Downtown Campus San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA 94132 USA Creative commons license http://creativecommons.org/
  • OLPC Mission: two videos Principles and Child Empowerment http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-M77C2ejTw – The XO Laptop, design for learning http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMeX2D4AOjM –
  • me
  • July 2007
  • Somebody is finally thinking of the children!
  • The Prophet Children Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts. For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. -kahlil gibran
  • A different generation...
  • School Galadima, Abuja City, Nigeria See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Galadima
  • Samkha village located in the suburbs of northern Thailand See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Thailand/Ban_Samkha
  • Khairat school is India's pilot site. See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_India
  • Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Ulaanbaatar
  • Ethopia http://www.reactivated.net/weblog/archives/2008/10/olpc-ethiopia-updates/
  • Ghana http://www.flickr.com/photos/olpc/2921143251/
  • Cameroon http://www.flickr.com/photos/olpc/3110907018/in/set-72157611290673682/
  • Afghanistan http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Afghanistan
  • Colombia http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Colombia
  • Peru http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Peru
  • Rwanda http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Rwanda
  • Iraq http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Iraq
  • Haiti http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Haiti
  • Solomon Islands http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Solomon_Islands
  • Nepal http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Nepal
  • Deployments worldwide http://www.buzzmoo.com/?p=257
  • Deployments worldwide ... ... http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Property:Number_of_manufactured_laptops
  • school...to go
  • http://laptopgiving.org/en/software-and-interface.php
  • Journal
  • Activities Write ● A simple word processor – Chat ● Similar to Google Talk – Browse ● Firefox-based – Record ● stills and video – More activities... http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Activities
  • One forward, One right An interesting way to draw a circle in TurtleArt One step forward, wait for one second, one degree to the right, repeat 360 times The wait allows you to see the turtle draw the circle slowly http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Turtle_Art
  • OLPC XO-1
  • XO Board
  • Yo Yo Charger http://www.potenco.com/products
  • Hand Crank Charger http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Peripherals/Hand_Crank
  • Solar Panel 5 Watt/14Volt panel http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Product_News#Solar_Panels
  • Mesh Networking Mesh does not require central hub-like ● infrastructure Wireless mesh works even when the computer ● sleeps Based on an early draft of IEEE 802.11s
  • FOSS: Free and Open Source When the project started FOSS was the only ● option that was flexible enough for this project No vendor lock-in on formats ● No royalties on redistribution ● No discrimination based on fields of endeavor ● Scalable global model for software and content ●
  • 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, Tutorial: 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 L10n https://dev.laptop.org/translate/ Approx. 90+ languages
  • Activities, Not Applications There are no software applications. The laptop ● focuses children around quot;activities.quot; Activities are distinct from applications in their ● focus —collaboration and expression Abiword becomes Write – Firefox becomes Browse –
  • Presence Everyone has the potential for being both a ● learner and a teacher. Employs a mesh network that interconnects all ● laptops within range. Telepathy framework – Telepathy-gabble for using a Jabber server across the ● Internet http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Telepathy_Gabble – Telepathy-salut for p2p/mesh collaboration ● http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Telepathy-salut –
  • Tools of Expression The laptop is a quot;thing to think withquot; ● Principle of quot;learning through doingquot; ● Constructivist learning ● http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Constructivism –
  • A sidenote... Remember seeing this in iLearn? ● Interesting facts: ilearn is based on Moodle. From Moodle's site: Moodle is a software package for producing Internet-based courses and web sites. It is a world-wide, ongoing development project designed to support a social constructionist framework of education.
  • India
  • Resident artist!
  • Khairat school is India's pilot site. See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_India
  • Khairat school is India's pilot site. See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_India
  • Khairat Photos http://www.zooomr.com/photos/sameerverma/sets/40064/
  • Bhagmalpur project http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Bhagmalpur Location: ● Village: Bhagmalpur ● District: Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh ● Railway Station: Shahganj ● Bus Stop: Banuwadeeh ● School: ● Classes: 1 to 8 class ● Children: 1087 ● Teachers: 11 ● Internet: none ● Computers: none ●
  • Electricity and Internet Access Unreliable grid ● Some times it works... – ...mostly it doesn't – Limited electricity ● Scheduled breaks – Battery inverters – Internet access is expensive ● Offline Moodle and Wikislice will be very important – Offline content will be critical to the project's – success (currently an undersold point).
  • Under a tree model Mesh “under a tree” model. See slide 7 at http://wiki.laptop.org/images/a/a3/Country_Technical_Support.pdf
  • Bhagmalpur photos Bhagmalpur School http://www.zooomr.com/photos/sameerverma/sets/40063/ Bhagmalpur Village http://www.zooomr.com/photos/sameerverma/sets/40075/
  • Language Diversity India: 28 states and 7 union territories ● The Constitution of India recognizes 22 languages – 1. Assamese 9. Konkani 17. Sanskrit 2. Bengali 10. Maithili 18. Santhali 3. Bodo 11. Malayalam 19. Sindhi 4. Dogri 12. Manipuri 20. Tamil 5. Gujarati 13. Marathi 21. Telugu 6. Hindi 14. Nepali 22. Urdu 7. Kannada 15. Oriya 8. Kashmiri 16. Punjabi
  • Jamaica
  • OLPC Headquarters 1 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • OLPC San Francisco Bay Area http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_SanFranciscoBayArea http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/olpc-sf
  • OLPC-SF resident expert
  • OLPC-SF and SF State University
  • In the quad...
  • On the student union...
  • OLPC-SF at SFSU DTC
  • OLPC-SF and SF State University Meets once a month at SFSU DTC. ● See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_SanFranciscoBayArea – IMSA helps with organizing meetings, donation drives, translation jams ● http://imsa.sfsu.edu/ – Engineering student started OLPC SF XO Repair Center ● See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_SF_Repair – OLPC “course” on iLearn. Drop me a note to join: sverma@sfsu.edu ● Internships? ● Volunteers? ● Course projects? ● More... ●
  • How can you help? Educators ● http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Educators – Translators ● http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Localization – http://opensource.sfsu.edu/node/452 – Developers ● http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Developer – Getting involved ● http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Getting_involved_in_OLPC – Sugar ● http://sugarlabs.org –
  • Contributor Program OLPC Contributor Program is designed to get ● you a XO laptop in exchange for contribution. The info you will need for applying: Project ● Propose ● Other contributors ● Apply at: Audience or impact ● http://projectdb.olpc.at/ Brief description ● Relevant experience & other projects ● Contact information ● # of XOs needed, and their use ●
  • Mailing lists Educators ● http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/educators – Software Developers ● General development – http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel ● Sugar UI – http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/sugar ● All mailing lists are at http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/
  • Community lists Everyone ● http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/grassroots – http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/olpc-open – OLPC San Francisco ● http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/olpc-sf –
  • free, open, creative, meritocratic, peer-reviewed, educational, innovative participate you
  • You must be the change you wish to see in the world. --mohandas k. gandhi
  • meritocracy rules!
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