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Creativity and Innovation with One Laptop per Child


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How the One Laptop per Child project comes up with creative and innovative solutions to challenging problems by changing the constraints to the problems.

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Creativity and Innovation with One Laptop per Child

  1. 1. Creativity, Innovation and the One Laptop per Child Project From around the world Presented at: Hillsdale High School Unless noted otherwise Sameer Verma, Ph.D. Professor Information Systems Dept San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA 94132 USA
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  3. 3. Changing constraints Computers without electricity? Internet in a briefcase? Fix your own laptops ? One does not simply...One does not simply...
  4. 4. LEGO
  5. 5. Rural and Remote Bhagmalpur (भभागमलपपुर) village, District Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh
  6. 6. Children and Learning Mira and Maya
  7. 7. Approximately thirty-five percent of the world is on the Internet Approximately sixty-five percent of the world is NOT on the Internet
  8. 8. OLPC San Francisco Founder and Chief Organizer
  9. 9. OLPC
  10. 10. Mission OLPC's mission is to empower the world's 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 of tool, children are engaged in their own education, and learn, share, and create together. They become connected to each other, to the world and to a brighter future.
  11. 11. Worldwide 40+ countries, 30+ languages, 3 million laptops, 350+ applications
  12. 12. Where no computers have gone before...
  13. 13. School Galadima, Abuja City, Nigeria See
  14. 14. Samkha village located in the suburbs of northern Thailand See
  15. 15. Khairat school is India's pilot site. See
  16. 16. Mongolia. See
  17. 17. Ethiopia See
  18. 18. Afghanistan refugee camp, Pakistan
  19. 19. Colombia. See
  20. 20. Peru. See
  21. 21. Rwanda. See
  22. 22. Iraq. See
  23. 23. Haiti. See
  24. 24. Solomon Islands. See
  25. 25. Nepal. See
  26. 26. Uruguay. See
  27. 27. Australia Australia. See
  28. 28. West Bank, Palestine. UN Relief and Works Agency See
  29. 29. 3 million + See Google Maps Deployments worldwide Also see:
  30. 30. Sugar Can we learn to learn?
  31. 31. Browse
  32. 32. Physics
  33. 33. TurtleArt
  34. 34. Scratch
  35. 35. Measure
  36. 36. 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, Sindhi, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Solomon Islands Pidgin, Sotho, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur, Vietnamese, Walloon, Wolof, Yoruba Approx. 100+ languages Tutorial: Translate:
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  38. 38. Bhagmalpur, India
  39. 39. AlGoreatTED
  40. 40. Server, to go
  41. 41. Can information flow like water?
  42. 42. A water “battery”. Can we build information batteries?
  43. 43. Viva La Revolución Can we spark a paradigm shift by providing equitable access to information all over the world?
  44. 44. August Town, Jamaica
  45. 45. Bulun Bazhy, Tuva
  46. 46. Crank-to-learn?
  47. 47. Where's Tuva? Hint...
  48. 48. ...and around the world.
  49. 49. SFSU Lending Library Ask for the “White and Green children's laptop” ●48 hours for students ●2 weeks for faculty