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OLPC Australia

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OLPC Australia

  1. 1. Xo 1.5 preview and Australian OLPC Deployments<br />Aimee MareeForsstrom<br />
  2. 2. OLPC - Australia The Mission!<br />Mission Statement: To improve the lives of children living in rural and remote Australia by providing them with a purpose-built educational tool that is rugged, low-cost, low-power and connected - the XO laptop. <br />Focus on communities with a Socio-Economic Index below national average of 1000<br />
  3. 3. OLPC - AustraliaHow OLPC achieve their mission?<br />Deployed over 2500 XO laptops to 40 remote communities<br />Involvement of Department of Education in each State and Territory<br />Inclusion in the Educational curriculum in each State and Territory<br />
  4. 4. Closing the Gap<br />Local Involvement<br />Questions<br />
  5. 5. OLPC - AustraliaEducation Project<br />Involvement of local teachers and community elders<br />Providing an online educational portal for teachers to be certified on using the Xo in classrooms<br />Local training and skill share for each deployment<br />
  6. 6. Closing the Gap<br />Education<br />Questions<br />
  7. 7. What's an Xo?<br />Laptop designed for children<br />Designed for rugged environments<br />Educational tool<br />Low cost<br />
  8. 8. Xo 1.5 The Software<br />Fedora Spin – Sugar<br />Sugar learning platform<br />Sugar Activities<br />Python 2.6<br />PyGTK<br />GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) 4.4.1 <br />Xo 1.5 and beyond – GNOME 2.26.3<br />
  9. 9. Xo 1.5 The Hardware<br />Rubber membrane keyboard and touchpad<br />Flash drive (1024MB NAND flash)<br />AMD Geode LX processor (integrated graphics processor) 1.3W at 433MHz<br />7.5-inch dual-mode thin film transistor (TFT) display<br />640x480 resolution video camera<br />Analog stereo sound chip802.11b/g compatible wireless Ethernet Marvel chipset<br />Battery between16.5 and 22 watt-hours of operation<br />Other power sources such as solar panels, car batteries<br />
  10. 10. Closing the Gap<br />Questions<br />

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