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  • 1. Social Justice and Equity through Information Sameer Verma, Ph.D. Professor Information Systems Dept San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA 94132 USA Presented at: Goa University Unless noted otherwise
  • 2. me
  • 3. Teach Computer Networks and Databases, Media Creation, Content Management and Delivery. Free and Open Source, Creative Commons, Licensing, Collaborative Methodologies.IT Strategy, Compliance, IT Audit, Governance, Identity Management.
  • 4. ResearchDiffusion and Adoption of Innovative Technologies
  • 5. ServiceThe Commons Initiative at SF State
  • 6. Context
  • 7. The pieces must fit Lego
  • 8. Rural and RemoteBhagmalpur (भागमलपुर) village, District Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh
  • 9. Children and Learning Mira and Maya
  • 10. Social Justice EquityP Supply Chain C You are here
  • 11. Going Digital Books Music Movies Television …Conversation
  • 12. Access to InformationProduce Consume Can the consumer also become the producer?
  • 13. Approximately thirty-five percent of the world is on the Internet Approximately sixty-five percent of the world is NOT on the Internet
  • 14. Can Free and Open Source Software ease the flow of information?P Supply Chain C
  • 15. Can Free and Open Source Software create a feedback loop?Produce Consume
  • 16. “commons”
  • 17. The Commons Initiative
  • 18. OLPC San FranciscoFounder and Chief Organizer
  • 19. OLPC
  • 20. MissionOLPCs mission is to empower the worlds poorest 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 oftool, children are engaged in their own education, and learn, share, and createtogether. They become connected to each other, to the world and to a brighter future.
  • 21. Worldwide 40+ countries, 30+ languages,3 million laptops, 350+ applications
  • 22. Where no computers have gone before...
  • 23. School Galadima, Abuja City, NigeriaSee
  • 24. Samkha village located in the suburbs of northern ThailandSee
  • 25. Khairat school is Indias pilot site.See
  • 26. Mongolia.See
  • 27. EthiopiaSee
  • 28. Afghanistan refugee camp, Pakistan
  • 29. Colombia.See
  • 30. Peru.See
  • 31. Rwanda.See
  • 32. Iraq.See
  • 33. Haiti.See
  • 34. Solomon Islands.See
  • 35. Nepal.See
  • 36. Uruguay.See
  • 37. Australia Australia.See
  • 38. West Bank, Palestine. UN Relief and Works AgencySee
  • 39. Deployments worldwide 3 million + See Google MapsAlso see:
  • 40. Sugar http://sugarlabs.orgCan we learn to learn?
  • 41. Browse
  • 42. Physics
  • 43. TurtleArt
  • 44. Scratch
  • 45. Measure
  • 46. 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,Tutorial: Sindhi, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Solomon Islands Pidgin, Sotho, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur,Translate: Vietnamese, Walloon, Wolof, Yoruba Approx. 100+ languages
  • 47.
  • 48. OLPC San Francisco Afghanistan Armenia Haiti Honduras India Jamaica Madagascar Pakistan Philippines Senegal South Africa Uganda Tuva San Francisco
  • 49. I work directly with... Afghanistan Armenia Haiti Honduras India Jamaica Madagascar Pakistan Philippines Senegal South Africa Uganda Tuva San Francisco
  • 50. Bhagmalpur, India
  • 51. August Town, Jamaica
  • 52. Bulun Bazhy, Tuva
  • 53. Cost Electricity Network Language Repair Maintenance TheftCultural Impact Curriculum … ...Challenges
  • 54. Solutions?Bringing OLPC to Campus
  • 55. OLPC and San Francisco State University
  • 56. On Campus
  • 57. Solar testing
  • 58. In the classroom
  • 59. SFSU Lending Library● Library Research Commons has 10 XO laptops ● Loan to students, staff and faculty ● You get: – XO Laptop – Charger – Instructions● Take one to class● Take one home● Join the community!●
  • 60. One Laptop per Child San Francisco Community Summit 2012Hosted by San Francisco State University
  • 61. Will the entire world have access to information? We hope so.
  • 62. Education TechnologyOutreach
  • 63. Education TechnologyOutreach
  • 64. Education TechnologyOutreach
  • 65. Education TechnologyOutreach
  • 66. Education TechnologyOutreach
  • 67. Begin here● OLPC:● Mailing lists:● Blogs:● Sugarlabs:● Mailing lists:● Blogs:● Activities:
  • 68. TV Time● OLPC Mission Part 1● OLPC Mission Part 2● Web - La Sierra● Web - La Selva● Plan Ceibal● Ideas for Good - OLPC Australia● OLPC Australia in Action● OLPC San Francisco Interviews
  • 69. All photos can be found at: under a Creative Commons license -0- XO Bridge: Chris Willis and Mike Lee