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Bridging the Divide

  1. 1. bridging the divide
  2. 2. Bridging the Divide withEducation, Technology, and OutreachSchool of Education – University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica (March 22, 2012)Sameer Verma, Ph.D.Professor, Information Systems DepartmentCollege of Business, San Francisco State UniversitySan Francisco, CA 94132 USAhttp://verma.sfsu.edu/Founder, OLPC San Francisco and OLPC Jamaicasverma@sfsu.edu@sameerverma #olpc Unless noted otherwise
  3. 3. me
  4. 4. Teachtechnology -> networks, databases, media enables -> licensing and collaboration use -> strategy, compliance, governance
  5. 5. Researchdiffusion and adoption of innovative technologies from “ooh shiny!” to solving problems
  6. 6. ServiceThe Commons Initiative at SF State http://commons.sfsu.edu
  7. 7. Fun take things apart!...and sometimes put them back together :-)
  8. 8. context
  9. 9. Lego
  10. 10. Bhagmalpur (भागमलपुर) http://bhagmalpur.wordpress.com
  11. 11. Mira and Maya
  12. 12. July 2007The geek in me is delighted!
  13. 13. OLPC San Francisco http://olpcsf.org de facto organizer
  14. 14. Then I run into Prof. Duggan Executive Director, Mona School of Business
  15. 15. Next thing I know...De facto founder of OLPC Jamaica! http://olpcjamaica.org.jm
  16. 16. A tremendous “Thank you!” to the UWI community for making this happen.Providence Basic School, Kingston, Jamaica August Town Primary School, August Town, Jamaica http://olpcjamaica.org.jm
  17. 17. OLPChttp://laptop.org
  18. 18. 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.
  19. 19. Missionhttp://youtu.be/c-M77C2ejTw
  20. 20. Principleshttp://youtu.be/qMeX2D4AOjM
  21. 21. Worldwide 40+ countries, 30+ languages,2.5+ million laptops, 350+ applications
  22. 22. Where no computers have gone before...
  23. 23. School Galadima, Abuja City, NigeriaSee http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Galadima
  24. 24. Samkha village located in the suburbs of northern ThailandSee http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Thailand/Ban_Samkha
  25. 25. Khairat school is Indias pilot site.See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_India
  26. 26. Mongolia.See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Ulaanbaatar
  27. 27. EthiopiaSee http://www.reactivated.net/weblog/archives/2008/10/olpc-ethiopia-updates/
  28. 28. Afghanistan refugee camp, Pakistanhttp://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Pakistan/Atlas_School
  29. 29. Colombia.See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Colombia
  30. 30. Peru.See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Peru
  31. 31. Rwanda.See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Rwanda
  32. 32. Iraq.See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Iraq
  33. 33. Haiti.See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Haiti
  34. 34. Solomon Islands.See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Solomon_Islands
  35. 35. Nepal.See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Nepal
  36. 36. Uruguay.See http://www.ceibal.edu.uy
  37. 37. Australia Australia.See http://laptop.org.au
  38. 38. West Bank, Palestine. UN Relief and Works AgencySee http://laptop.org/en/children/countries/mideast.shtml
  39. 39. OLPC & Knight Foundation project in Miamihttp://blog.laptop.org/2012/01/27/olpc-and-knight-foundation-launch-digital-literacy-program-in-miami-school/
  40. 40. Antarctica!
  41. 41. Deployments worldwide 2.5 million + See Google MapsAlso see: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Property:Number_of_manufactured_laptops
  42. 42. Indiahttp://wiki.laptop.org/go/Khairat_school
  43. 43. Resident artist!
  44. 44. Khairat school is Indias first pilot site.See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_India
  45. 45. Khairat school is Indias pilot site.See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_India
  46. 46. Jamaicahttp://olpcjamaica.org.jm/
  47. 47. August Town Primary School http://olpcMAP.net?id=813006
  48. 48. Providence Basic School, Liguanea http://olpcMAP.net?id=810009
  49. 49. Little green machines everywhere!
  50. 50. Constructivism and Constructionism ● John Dewey (1859–1952) ● Maria Montessori (1870–1952) ● Jean Piaget (1896–1980) ● Lev Vygotsky (1896–1934) ● Jerome Bruner (1915- ) ● Herbert Simon (1916–2001)->● Seymour Papert (1928- )
  51. 51. Sugar http://sugarlabs.org“A thing to think with.” “Learning learning.”
  52. 52. Browse
  53. 53. Physics
  54. 54. TurtleArt
  55. 55. Scratch
  56. 56. Measure
  57. 57. Journal
  58. 58. Reflection
  59. 59. SugarFree and Open Sourcehttp://sugarlabs.org/
  60. 60. 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,http://opensource.sfsu.edu/node/452 Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Templates, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur,Translate: Vietnamese, Walloon, Wolof, Yoruba, pseudo L10nhttp://translate.sugarlabs.org/ Approx. 100+ languages
  61. 61. OLPC vs olpc
  62. 62. http://olpcmap.net
  63. 63. Challenges Cost Electricity Network Language Repair Maintenance TheftCultural Impact Curriculum … ...
  64. 64. OLPC and SF State University
  65. 65. One Laptop per Child San Francisco Community Summit 2011http://olpcsf.org/communitysummit2011
  66. 66. Strength in numbers – OLPC Volunteers
  67. 67. Jennifer Martino – Plasticine expert and Director, OLPC Canada
  68. 68. Nancy Hayes, Dean , College of Business welcomes everyone
  69. 69. Dr. Arlene Bailey of UWIMona talks about OLPC Jamaica pilots
  70. 70. Craig Perue representing UWI and Jamaica.
  71. 71. SF Mayors Proclamation for OLPC
  72. 72. Strange, but entirely plausible solutions to world problems
  73. 73. OLPC on The Colbert Report!
  74. 74. So, does it work? Ask Lidia. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xby2uj_web-la-selva_tech
  75. 75. Will the entire world have access to information? We hope so.
  76. 76. Education TechnologyOutreach
  77. 77. Education TechnologyOutreach
  78. 78. Education TechnologyOutreach
  79. 79. Education TechnologyOutreach
  80. 80. Education TechnologyOutreach
  81. 81. 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
  82. 82. http://creativecommons.org All photos can be found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/olpc/ under a Creative Commons license -0- XO Bridge: Chris Willis and Mike Leehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/curiouslee/4925323996/

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