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OLPC Lending Library & Drupal Content Management System Presentation: Education Technology Advisory Committee San Francisc...
hint hint : underlying message Collaborative Commons: A Big Picture View
the OLPC story
Somebody is finally thinking of the children! To create educational opportunities for the world's poorest children by prov...
far and wide
Multiple hats...
July 2007 The first time I actually saw the OLPC XO laptop.
1.4 million +  See Google Maps   Deployments worldwide Also see:  http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Property:Number_of_manufacture...
Sabbatical leave Research agenda Teaching perspective travels
Jamaica
 
Resident artist in  Khairat , India
Khairat school is India's first 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
Bhagmalpur project <ul><li>Location: </li><ul><ul><li>Village: Bhagmalpur
District: Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh
Railway Station: Shahganj
Bus Stop: Banuwadeeh </li></ul></ul><li>School:  </li><ul><ul><li>Classes: 1 to 8 class
Children: 1087
Teachers: 11
Internet: none
Computers: none </li></ul></ul></ul>http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Bhagmalpur
What's a laptop?
Under a tree...
OLPC Headquarters (1CC) 1 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Little green machines...
Cost Electricity Networks Content Languages Pedagogy Age Security Theft Appropriateness ... The challenges
Cost US $140 at the factory My Lenovo Thinkpad cost me > US $2500
Electricity Non-traditional sources...
Yo Yo Charger http://www.potenco.com/products
Hand Crank Charger http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Peripherals/Hand_Crank
Pedal power OLPC Afghanistan  http://www.olpc.af/images/HPM/dscf1324.jpg
Solar Panel http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Product_News#Solar_Panels   5 Watt/14Volt panel
Moo power... http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Cow_Power
Networks Offline technology Rise of the Sneakernets High Capacity Solid-State Storage
Content Open content standards (SCORM, IMS-CP) Creative Commons English Wikipedia < 4GB 1.6 million books from the Interne...
Language Diversity <ul><li>Example: India has  28 states and 7 union territories </li><ul><li>The Constitution of India re...
Languages Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Aymara, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Melayu, Basque, Bengali, Bengali (India),...
Pedagogy http://www.sugarlabs.org/   Constructivism, Constructionism, Social Media, ...
school...to go
not that different...
Educational device or trojan horse? Surprise! Its a REAL computer. It can do REAL computer things!
OLPC San Francisco Bay Area http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_SanFranciscoBayArea http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/olpc-sf
OLPC-SF Deployments <ul><li>Exchange of ideas, plans, content, enthusiasm...
Deployments </li><ul><li>Afghanistan (Carol Ruth Silver)
Jamaica (Sameer Verma/Univ. of the West Indies)
Madagascar (June Kleider)
India (Humaira Mahi & Sameer Verma/SFSU)
Senegal (Drew and Lick-Wilmerding Schools)
South Africa (EduWeavers)
San Francisco (Starr King Elementary) </li></ul></ul>
OLPC-SF resident expert
OLPC-SF and SF State University
In the quad...
On the student union...
OLPC-SF at SFSU Downtown Center
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  1. 1. OLPC Lending Library & Drupal Content Management System Presentation: Education Technology Advisory Committee San Francisco State University December 2009 Sameer Verma, Ph.D. Associate Professor Information Systems Department San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA 94132 USA
  2. 2. hint hint : underlying message Collaborative Commons: A Big Picture View
  3. 3. the OLPC story
  4. 4. Somebody is finally thinking of the children! To create educational opportunities for the world's poorest children by providing each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop with content and software designed for collaborative, joyful, self-empowered learning. — OLPC Mission Statement,  It's an education project, not a laptop project. — Nicholas Negroponte
  5. 5. far and wide
  6. 6. Multiple hats...
  7. 7. July 2007 The first time I actually saw the OLPC XO laptop.
  8. 8. 1.4 million + See Google Maps Deployments worldwide Also see: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Property:Number_of_manufactured_laptops
  9. 9. Sabbatical leave Research agenda Teaching perspective travels
  10. 10. Jamaica
  11. 12. Resident artist in Khairat , India
  12. 13. Khairat school is India's first pilot site. See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_India
  13. 14. Khairat school is India's pilot site. See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_India
  14. 15. Bhagmalpur project <ul><li>Location: </li><ul><ul><li>Village: Bhagmalpur
  15. 16. District: Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh
  16. 17. Railway Station: Shahganj
  17. 18. Bus Stop: Banuwadeeh </li></ul></ul><li>School: </li><ul><ul><li>Classes: 1 to 8 class
  18. 19. Children: 1087
  19. 20. Teachers: 11
  20. 21. Internet: none
  21. 22. Computers: none </li></ul></ul></ul>http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Bhagmalpur
  22. 23. What's a laptop?
  23. 24. Under a tree...
  24. 25. OLPC Headquarters (1CC) 1 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  25. 26. Little green machines...
  26. 27. Cost Electricity Networks Content Languages Pedagogy Age Security Theft Appropriateness ... The challenges
  27. 28. Cost US $140 at the factory My Lenovo Thinkpad cost me > US $2500
  28. 29. Electricity Non-traditional sources...
  29. 30. Yo Yo Charger http://www.potenco.com/products
  30. 31. Hand Crank Charger http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Peripherals/Hand_Crank
  31. 32. Pedal power OLPC Afghanistan http://www.olpc.af/images/HPM/dscf1324.jpg
  32. 33. Solar Panel http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Product_News#Solar_Panels 5 Watt/14Volt panel
  33. 34. Moo power... http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Cow_Power
  34. 35. Networks Offline technology Rise of the Sneakernets High Capacity Solid-State Storage
  35. 36. Content Open content standards (SCORM, IMS-CP) Creative Commons English Wikipedia < 4GB 1.6 million books from the Internet Archive Moodle in tight spaces (yes, that Moodle)
  36. 37. Language Diversity <ul><li>Example: India has 28 states and 7 union territories </li><ul><li>The Constitution of India recognizes 22 languages </li></ul></ul>1. Assamese 2. Bengali 3. Bodo 4. Dogri 5. Gujarati 6. Hindi 7. Kannada 8. Kashmiri 9. Konkani 10. Maithili 11. Malayalam 12. Manipuri 13. Marathi 14. Nepali 15. Oriya 16. Punjabi 17. Sanskrit 18. Santhali 19. Sindhi 20. Tamil 21. Telugu 22. Urdu
  37. 38. 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, Templates, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur, Vietnamese, Walloon, Wolof, Yoruba, pseudo L10n Approx. 90+ languages Tutorial: http://opensource.sfsu.edu/node/452 Translate: http://translate.sugarlabs.org/
  38. 39. Pedagogy http://www.sugarlabs.org/ Constructivism, Constructionism, Social Media, ...
  39. 40. school...to go
  40. 41. not that different...
  41. 42. Educational device or trojan horse? Surprise! Its a REAL computer. It can do REAL computer things!
  42. 43. OLPC San Francisco Bay Area http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_SanFranciscoBayArea http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/olpc-sf
  43. 44. OLPC-SF Deployments <ul><li>Exchange of ideas, plans, content, enthusiasm...
  44. 45. Deployments </li><ul><li>Afghanistan (Carol Ruth Silver)
  45. 46. Jamaica (Sameer Verma/Univ. of the West Indies)
  46. 47. Madagascar (June Kleider)
  47. 48. India (Humaira Mahi & Sameer Verma/SFSU)
  48. 49. Senegal (Drew and Lick-Wilmerding Schools)
  49. 50. South Africa (EduWeavers)
  50. 51. San Francisco (Starr King Elementary) </li></ul></ul>
  51. 52. OLPC-SF resident expert
  52. 53. OLPC-SF and SF State University
  53. 54. In the quad...
  54. 55. On the student union...
  55. 56. OLPC-SF at SFSU Downtown Center
  56. 57. OLPC-SF and SF State University <ul><li>Meets once a month at SFSU Down Town Center. </li><ul><li>See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_SanFranciscoBayArea </li></ul><li>IMSA (student association) helps with organizing meetings, donation drives, translation jams </li><ul><li>http://imsa.sfsu.edu/ </li></ul><li>Engineering student started OLPC SF XO Repair Center </li><ul><li>See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_SF_Repair </li></ul><li>Internships?
  57. 58. Volunteers?
  58. 59. Course projects?
  59. 60. More... </li></ul>
  60. 61. hidden agenda
  61. 62. OLPC Lending Library <ul><li>New! http://opensource.sfsu.edu/olpc
  62. 63. Library Media Services has 10 XO laptops </li><ul><li>Loan to students, staff and faculty
  63. 64. HSS 127
  64. 65. You get: </li><ul><li>XO Laptop
  65. 66. Charger
  66. 67. Instructions </li></ul></ul><li>Join the community! </li></ul>
  67. 68. the Drupal story... it began with a meeting with Jonathan Rood in 2000...
  68. 69. Home-grown portals - circa 2000 CE Homegrown Linux + Apache+ MySQL + PHP portal
  69. 70. the push for Drupal <ul><li>Drupal-based sites </li><ul><li>http://opensource.sfsu.edu (all things FOSS)
  70. 71. http://is.sfsu.edu (Departmental needs)
  71. 72. http://imsa.sfsu.edu (Student organization)
  72. 73. http://bie.sfsu.edu (Federal Grant)
  73. 74. http://southasia.sfsu.edu (Campus institute)
  74. 75. http://cob.sfsu.edu/blog (Dean's blog) </li></ul></ul>
  75. 76. Analysis of CMS/Portals <ul><ul><li>Varut Aphaisuwan's study and graduate thesis
  76. 77. Weighted scoring model
  77. 78. Three contenders (Drupal had the highest score) </li></ul></ul>
  78. 79. Drupal's growth <ul><li>OSCON 2005 - Presentation by Dries Buytaert, founder of Drupal
  79. 80. Parallel efforts? </li><ul><li>Creative Arts
  80. 81. BSS Computing </li></ul><li>Recent events </li><ul><li>Kevin O'Brien
  81. 82. Bay Area Drupal Camp hosted at SFSU by IMSA ( http://imsa.sfsu.edu ) </li></ul></ul>
  82. 83. Community of Practice <ul><li>Drupal Community of Practice </li><ul><li>http://drupal.sfsu.edu
  83. 84. Meets once a month
  84. 85. A platform to share initiatives, techniques, code
  85. 86. Solve similar problems </li></ul><li>Different solutions </li><ul><li>Centrally hosted
  86. 87. Multi-site
  87. 88. Locally hosted, but centrally supported? </li></ul></ul>
  88. 89. putting 2 and 2 together <ul><li>Purpose of these projects </li><ul><li>Supply-based or Demand-driven? </li></ul><li>Solving SFSU problems/opportunities </li><ul><li>Demand driven </li></ul><li>Tinkering with code </li><ul><li>Discovery-based </li></ul><li>Introductions </li><ul><li>Supply, meet Demand. Demand, meet Supply. </li></ul></ul>
  89. 90. Map of projects Note the common underlying technologies
  90. 91. Commons <ul><li>Software: Free and Open Source
  91. 92. Content: Creative Commons
  92. 93. Infrastructure is commodity </li><ul><li>Hardware, Networks
  93. 94. Virtualization
  94. 95. Cloud </li></ul></ul>
  95. 96. Collaborative <ul><li>A commons has limited scope without collaboration
  96. 97. Collaboration keeps the commons alive. </li><ul><li>Sharing ideas
  97. 98. Massive feedback loops </li></ul><li>Unless it flows freely, collaborative frameworks don't scale. </li></ul>
  98. 99. Brown bag it! Fostering a collaborative commons on campus Food and ideas go well together Host a Brown Bag session today!
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