Solving Problems with the Lean, Green, Children's Machine

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Presentation at Singularity University - How can access to information change the face of solving problems around the world, and how can a little green children's laptop help.

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Solving Problems with the Lean, Green, Children's Machine

  1. 1. Solving Problems with the Lean, Green, Childrens MachineSameer Verma, Ph.D.ProfessorInformation Systems DepartmentSan Francisco State UniversitySan Francisco, CA 94132 USAPresentation:Singularity University http://slideshare.net/sverma Unless noted otherwise
  2. 2. me
  3. 3. Teach computer networks and databases, mediacreation, content management and delivery. free and open source, creative commons, licensing, collaborative methodologies.IT strategy, compliance, IT audit, governance, identity management.
  4. 4. Researchdiffusion and adoption of innovative technologies
  5. 5. ServiceThe Commons Initiative at SF State
  6. 6. Funtake things apart :-)
  7. 7. context
  8. 8. Legohttp://www.flickr.com/photos/bdesham/2432400623/
  9. 9. Bhagmalpur (भागमलपुर)
  10. 10. Mira and Maya
  11. 11. July 2007The geek in me is delighted!
  12. 12. OLPC San Francisco de facto organizer
  13. 13. OLPC
  14. 14. 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.
  15. 15. Worldwide 40+ countries, 30+ languages,2.2+ million laptops, 350+ applications
  16. 16. Where no computers have gone before...
  17. 17. School Galadima, Abuja City, NigeriaSee http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Galadima
  18. 18. Samkha village located in the suburbs of northern ThailandSee http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Thailand/Ban_Samkha
  19. 19. Khairat school is Indias pilot site.See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_India
  20. 20. Mongolia.See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Ulaanbaatar
  21. 21. EthiopiaSee http://www.reactivated.net/weblog/archives/2008/10/olpc-ethiopia-updates/
  22. 22. Afghanistan refugee camp, Pakistanhttp://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Pakistan/Atlas_School
  23. 23. Colombia.See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Colombia
  24. 24. Peru.See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Peru
  25. 25. Rwanda.See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Rwanda
  26. 26. Iraq.See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Iraq
  27. 27. Haiti.See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Haiti
  28. 28. Solomon Islands.See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Solomon_Islands
  29. 29. Nepal.See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Nepal
  30. 30. Uruguay.See http://www.ceibal.edu.uy
  31. 31. Australia Australia.See http://laptop.org.au
  32. 32. West Bank, Palestine. UN Relief and Works AgencySee http://laptop.org/en/children/countries/mideast.shtml
  33. 33. Deployments worldwide 2.2 million + See Google MapsAlso see: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Property:Number_of_manufactured_laptops
  34. 34. Sugar http://sugarlabs.org“A thing to think with.” “Learning learning.”
  35. 35. Browse
  36. 36. Physics
  37. 37. TurtleArt
  38. 38. Scratchhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/islandgal/5827855198/
  39. 39. Measure
  40. 40. Journal
  41. 41. Reflection
  42. 42. OLPC vs olpc
  43. 43. http://olpcmap.net
  44. 44. OLPC San Francisco Afghanistan Armenia Haiti Honduras India Jamaica Madagascar Pakistan Philippines Senegalhttp://olpcsf.org South Africa Uganda Tuva San Francisco
  45. 45. I work directly with... Afghanistan Armenia Haiti Honduras India Jamaica Madagascar Pakistan Philippines Senegalhttp://olpcsf.org South Africa Uganda Tuva San Francisco
  46. 46. Challenges Cost Electricity Network Language Repair Maintenance TheftCultural Impact Curriculum … ...
  47. 47. Education TechnologyOutreach
  48. 48. Education TechnologyOutreach
  49. 49. Education TechnologyOutreach
  50. 50. Education TechnologyOutreach
  51. 51. Education TechnologyOutreach
  52. 52. 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

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