OLPC Lending Library and Drupal: Collaborative CommonsPresentation Transcript
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
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 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
far and wide
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_manufactured_laptops
Sabbatical leave Research agenda Teaching perspective travels
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
District: Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh
Railway Station: Shahganj
Bus Stop: Banuwadeeh
Classes: 1 to 8 class
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 Internet Archive Moodle in tight spaces (yes, that Moodle)
Example: India has 28 states and 7 union territories
The Constitution of India recognizes 22 languages
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
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/
Pedagogy http://www.sugarlabs.org/ Constructivism, Constructionism, Social Media, ...
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
Exchange of ideas, plans, content, enthusiasm...
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)
OLPC-SF resident expert
OLPC-SF and SF State University
In the quad...
On the student union...
OLPC-SF at SFSU Downtown Center
OLPC-SF and SF State University
Meets once a month at SFSU Down Town Center.