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
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.)
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
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?
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?