[sf-lug] Linux Users' Group of Davis, Dec. 16: One Laptop Per Child and Sugar: Collaborative, Joyful, and Self-empowered Learning
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The Linux Users' Group of Davis (LUGOD) will be holding the following meeting:
December 16, 2013
7:00pm - 9:00pm
OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) and Sugar: Collaborative, Joyful, and
presented by Sameer Verma, San Francisco State University
The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project <http://one.laptop.org/>
has had several beginnings. The idea has roots in the 60s.
It gained momentum in the last 15 years. OLPC released the idea to the
world in 2005, and its first product in 2007. A lot has changed
since then. We'll look at an update on the projects, learning
through robotics, assessment through learning analytics, offline
mirco-clouds, HTML5 apps, Sugar <http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Sugar>
on tablets and Raspberry Pi, and other new initiatives. In a world of
cheap, Android-driven tablets, how does the idea of OLPC fit?
What role does the Sugar learning platform continue to play inside
and outside of OLPC? Help us grow the initiatives so that children
of the world may continue to have a chance at collaborative, joyful,
and self-empowered learning.
About the speaker:
Sameer Verma, Ph.D. is professor of Information Systems at San
Francisco State University. His research focuses on the diffusion
and adoption of innovative technologies. He is currently working on
several academic research projects which include the diffusion of
open source software, sustainable IT in rural and remote environments,
and the impact of offline networks. In addition to his academic work,
Professor Verma has worked with companies in consulting capacity in
the areas of content analysis, management and delivery.
Professor Verma is on the Board of Directors of the Drupal
Association. He also serves on the advisory boards of WiRED
International, The Center for Ethical and Sustainable Business (CESB)
at SF State, and some San Francisco Bay Area technology companies.
He is also the founder of the Commons Initiative at SF State, the
OLPC San Francisco and communities, and an institutional partner at
the Centres of Excellence, University of the West Indies, Jamaica.
This meeting will be held at:
Yolo County Public Library, Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch
Blanchard Community Meeting Room
315 East 14th Street
Davis, California 95616
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The Linux Users' Group of Davis is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
dedicated to the Linux computer operating system and other Open Source
and Free Software.
Since 1999, LUGOD has held regular meetings with guest speakers
in Davis, California, as well as other events in Davis and the greater
Sacramento region. Events are always free and open to the public.
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Public Relations Officer
Linux Users' Group of Davis
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