Social Justice and Equity through Information

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What is the role of information in the achievement of social justice and equity in a community? Can the consumers of information also produce information through the free and open source platform?

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Social Justice and Equity through Information

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. me
  3. 3. Teach Computer Networks and Databases, MediaCreation, Content Management and Delivery. Free and Open Source, Creative Commons, Licensing, Collaborative Methodologies.IT Strategy, Compliance, IT Audit, Governance, Identity Management.
  4. 4. ResearchDiffusion and Adoption of Innovative Technologies
  5. 5. ServiceThe Commons Initiative at SF State http://commons.sfsu.edu
  6. 6. Context
  7. 7. The pieces must fit Lego http://www.flickr.com/photos/bdesham/2432400623/
  8. 8. Rural and RemoteBhagmalpur (भागमलपुर) village, District Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh
  9. 9. Children and Learning Mira and Maya
  10. 10. Social Justice EquityP Supply Chain C You are here
  11. 11. Going Digital Books Music Movies Television …Conversation
  12. 12. Access to InformationProduce Consume Can the consumer also become the producer?
  13. 13. Approximately thirty percent of the world is on the Internet
  14. 14. Can Free and Open Source Software ease the flow of information?P Supply Chain C
  15. 15. Can Free and Open Source Software create a feedback loop?Produce Consume
  16. 16. “commons”
  17. 17. The Commons Initiative http://commons.sfsu.edu
  18. 18. OLPC San FranciscoFounder and Chief Organizer
  19. 19. OLPC
  20. 20. 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.
  21. 21. Worldwide 40+ countries, 30+ languages,3 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. Deployments worldwide 3 million + See Google MapsAlso see: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Property:Number_of_manufactured_laptops
  40. 40. Sugar http://sugarlabs.orgCan we learn to learn?
  41. 41. Browse
  42. 42. Physics
  43. 43. TurtleArt
  44. 44. Scratchhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/islandgal/5827855198/
  45. 45. Measure
  46. 46. 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
  47. 47. http://olpcmap.net
  48. 48. OLPC San Francisco Afghanistan Armenia Haiti Honduras India Jamaica Madagascar Pakistan Philippines Senegalhttp://olpcsf.org South Africa Uganda Tuva San Francisco
  49. 49. I work directly with... Afghanistan Armenia Haiti Honduras India Jamaica Madagascar Pakistan Philippines Senegalhttp://olpcsf.org South Africa Uganda Tuva San Francisco
  50. 50. Bhagmalpur, India
  51. 51. August Town, Jamaica
  52. 52. Bulun Bazhy, Tuva
  53. 53. Challenges Cost Electricity Network Language Repair Maintenance TheftCultural Impact Curriculum … ...
  54. 54. Solutions?Bringing OLPC to Campus
  55. 55. OLPC and San Francisco State University
  56. 56. On Campus
  57. 57. Solar testing
  58. 58. In the classroom
  59. 59. 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
  60. 60. One Laptop per Child San Francisco Community Summit 2012Hosted by San Francisco State University http://olpcsf.org/summit
  61. 61. Will the entire world have access to information? We hope so.
  62. 62. Education TechnologyOutreach
  63. 63. Education TechnologyOutreach
  64. 64. Education TechnologyOutreach
  65. 65. Education TechnologyOutreach
  66. 66. Education TechnologyOutreach
  67. 67. 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
  68. 68. 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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