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The OLPC XO laptop as a PLE

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Presentation by Andrea Mangiatordi and Fabio Serenelli for "the PLE conference", Barcelona, July 8th, 2010.
The full paper is available here http://tinyurl.com/olpc-ple

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The OLPC XO laptop as a PLE

  1. The OLPC XO laptop as a PLE fabio serenelli andrea mangiatordi
  2. OLPC One Laptop Per Child (in a nutshell)
  3. The tradition
  4. The tradition Teacher
  5. The tradition Teacher Class
  6. One Laptop Per Child
  7. One Laptop Per Child
  8. One Laptop Per Child
  9. One Laptop Per Child
  10. One step beyond...
  11. One step beyond...
  12. One step beyond...
  13. One step beyond...
  14. One step beyond... Where is the computer now?
  15. Let’s take a closer look...
  16. XO laptop A rugged, energy-efficient, low cost laptop designed for learners in developing countries
  17. XO laptop featuring a custom operating system based on GNU/Linux... but designed for children!
  18. Child-centered
  19. Favorite apps stay around the child Child-centered
  20. Favorite apps stay around the child Child-centered Is this a PLE?
  21. Probably, but... is there any possibility that the XO laptop as a whole could be considered a PLE?
  22. Let’s think of it as a Cognitive Artifact [Interaction Design] [Don Norman] [Seymour Papert]
  23. we said the computer disappears when it permeates the environment. (Remember the green background???) OK.
  24. hence, it’s probably not the hardware (what makes something look like a PLE)
  25. Could it be the software?
  26. (tip: we live in the era of cloud computing...) Could it be the software?
  27. We think this case is slightly different...
  28. We dare call this BORDERWARE
  29. it is the mark of the belonging to a community (an horizontal one)
  30. it can create links
  31. it can create links Acting as a Social Amplifier
  32. and it can be a cognitive amplifier
  33. enhancing
  34. calculating writing drawing thinking memorizing enhancing abilities
  35. and in the future?
  36. and in the future? Children will grow up
  37. and in the future? Children will grow up and will still need a PLE
  38. and in the future? Children will grow up and will still need a PLE something designed for
  39. and in the future? Children will grow up and will still need a PLE something designed for life-long learning
  40. and in the future? Children will grow up and will still need a PLE something designed for life-long learning life-wide learning
  41. A possible solution?
  42. Thank you! andrea.mangiatordi@gmail.com fabio.serenelli@gmail.com University of Milan Bicocca, Italy

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