Social Justice and Equity through Information Sameer Verma, Ph.D. Professor Information Systems Department San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA 94132 USA Presented to: http://slideshare.net/sverma Unless noted otherwise
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.
Worldwide 40+ countries, 30+ languages,3 million laptops, 350+ applications
SFSU Lending Library● Library Research Commons has 10 XO laptops ● Loan to students, staff and faculty ● You get: – XO Laptop – Charger – Instructions● Take one to class● Take one home● Join the community!● http://olpcsf.org
One Laptop per Child San Francisco Community Summit 2012Hosted by San Francisco State University http://olpcsf.org/summit
Will the entire world have access to information? We hope so.
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
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/