One Laptop per Child - (Open) Data and Learning

One Laptop per Child - (Open) Data and Learning

Presentation at the "Making it Matter: Supporting education in the developing world through open and linked data" workshop in London on May 16, 2014.

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Christoph Derndorfer

May 16, 2014
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    Afghanistan Argentina Australia Austria Bhutan Brazil Cambodia Canada China Colombia

    Costa Rica Ethiopia Ghana Haiti India Iraq Lebanon Mali Mexico Mongolia Mozambique Nepal Nicaragua Nigeria Niue Pakistan Palestine Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Russia Rwanda Senegal Solomon Islands South Africa Sri Lanka Thailand United States Uruguay Vietnam Zambia OLPC is currently active in more than 40 countries
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    Case Study: Uruguay 3,5 million inhabitants ~€800 average income 98%

    literacy HDI: 0,765 (rank 52 of 169) Source: www.cia.gov/library/publications/ the-world-factbook/maps/maptemplate_uy.html
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    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2430/387992179 5_3effdb9068.jpg http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2430/387992179 5_3effdb9068_b.jpg http://blog.laptop.org/wp- content/uploads/2009/09/mccain-xo-pres.jpg Does IT work? •

    Government: Is it worth the money? (Peru spent an estimated $200 million on its OLPC project with 850,000 laptops.) • Education: Is worth the effort?
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    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2430/387992179 5_3effdb9068.jpg http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2430/387992179 5_3effdb9068_b.jpg http://blog.laptop.org/wp- content/uploads/2009/09/mccain-xo-pres.jpg Does IT work? •

    Government: Is it worth the money? (Peru spent an estimated $200 million on its OLPC project with 850,000 laptops.) • Education: Is worth the effort? (In Paraguay teachers went through 150 hours of teacher training.)
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    6 criteria for successful ICT for Education implementations Infrastructure Maintenance

    Contents and materials Community inclusion Teacher training Monitoring and evaluation
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    6 criteria for successful ICT for Education implementations Infrastructure Maintenance

    Contents and materials Community inclusion Teacher training Monitoring and evaluation
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    6 criteria for successful ICT for Education implementations Infrastructure Maintenance

    Contents and materials Community inclusion Teacher training Monitoring and evaluation  Answers to: Does IT Work?
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    6 criteria for successful ICT for Education implementations Infrastructure Maintenance

    Contents and materials Community inclusion Teacher training Monitoring and evaluation  Answers to: Does IT Work?
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    • Administrative information • Attendance • Cognitive skills • Device

    use • Digital literacy • Divergent thinking • Enrollment • Exams • Grades • Homework • Infrastructure • Internet use • Literacy • Numeracy • PISA results • Teacher training • Maintenance efforts • Power consumption • Time on task • Total cost of ownership (TOC) • Use of different programs/apps • … Some relevant data sets
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    • Collecting data is very expensive and requires a lot

    of effort (e.g. remote rural schools in Peru). • Allowing different analyses on existing data. • Enabling verification of published evaluations. • Accountability of government spending. • …many other things we haven‘t even thought of yet. Why open data in education in the developing world?
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    • Laptops are great data collection tools. • Established efforts

    which are no longer pre- occupied with early stage issues. • Affinity to openness via FLOSS influence. • Increasingly under pressure to answer the „Does IT work?“ question. • Existing efforts in some countries (JM, NK NP, UY). • A diverse community of edu-tech-dev people. Why OLPC is a good platform/community for open data efforts?
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    • For children, parents, teachers: information on laptop use (e.g.

    time spent) • For teachers: attendance app (e.g. who attended, esp. in rural schools) • For administrators: infrastructure app (e.g. reporting breakages, scheduling maintenance) Possible quick wins