Monthly Archives: May 2011

Global education and human rights

Last night I wrote to J. C. Prentiss, educator, politician, and member of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators: Earlier today I saw you and others in a ten-year-old video on C-SPAN (a national treasure, and the only unbiased … Continue reading

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XS School Server Wishlist

New Wiki Page: Nepal Wish List Abhishek Singh of OLE Nepal published a wish list for the OLPC XS School Server project, reproduced here with light copy editing. Please comment on the Wiki page, so that developers can see all … Continue reading

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Brainstorming OER development

I received an invitation to a Silicon Valley brainstorming event, which I cannot attend since I now live in Indiana. The basic process is Write what you want brainstormed on the sheets we provide. Put them on the wall. Others … Continue reading

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OER in Africa?

Wayan Vota has asked, on the Educational Technology Debate site, How Can Digital Learning Resources Expand Education in Africa? Specifically, What are appropriate models to procuring or developing suitable digital content? Can openly licensed content play a meaningful role in … Continue reading

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Silly Questions

As part of an ongoing series on ICT in Schools, Wayan Vota at Edutech Debate asked earlier this year, Are ICT investments in schools an education revolution or fool’s errand? From the time of Plato, educators have struggled with the … Continue reading

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Peru to Open OLPC Factories

There have been complaints from time to time that the OLPC XO program is an imposition of First World values and economics on Third World countries, or even a scam to profit from hardware sales. (That’s hard to do when … Continue reading

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Cambodians! Cambodians!

When Give One Get One first started up, the plan was to give 10,000 or more laptops to each of six countries: Haiti, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Afghanistan, and Mongolia. Unfortunately, at that time, there were no projects to localize the … Continue reading

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Power in Haiti

I have mentioned my interest in Haiti’s travails and its possible path to real development in the context of translations for OLPC and Sugar Labs materials, and new materials being developed by Waveplace. Now here is a group from Illinois … Continue reading

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Translators for Haiti

I have a strong interest in Waveplace’s OLPC project in Haiti, for several reasons. Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world. Haiti suffered dire punishment starting two centuries ago for having the only successful slave rebellion in … Continue reading

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OERs in Indiana

The Fort Wayne, Indiana LUG recently asked members what versions of Linux they use. I use Ubuntu and Sugar on Fedora most of the time, but I have used, tested, and documented many other kinds of Linux and Unix. I … Continue reading

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