[IAEP] OLPC tablets and Nell in the wild?
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Wed Oct 31 20:23:00 EDT 2012
That experiment did not involve anyone from Sugar Labs or the community.
The article is based on an education panel at EmTech 2012 that, for some
reason, has not been posted as video yet. Check here:
<http://www2.technologyreview.com/emtech/12/>But Matt Keller and the OLPC
Association team who ran the project went into great detail in their talks
at the OLPC SF Summit over a week ago. The Livestream on the subject has
been archived and is viewable at the these links:
On Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 6:03 PM, Yama Ploskonka <yamaplos at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hackaday reports on teacher-less deployment. Hadn't heard this was
> already out there, my apologies to all who knew this was an old thing.
> Apparently 6 months already?
> Anybody here connected with this deployment?
> On 10/31/2012 03:02 PM, Hack a Day wrote:
> Mike Szczys posted: " We don't remember hearing about the One Laptop
> Per Child initiative distributing tablet computers but apparently a couple
> of shipments were distributed to rural communities in Ethiopia. The problem
> one might think of in this scenario is that the liter" Respond to
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> New post on *Hack a Day*
> OLPC tablet distribution proves concepts laid out in ‘The Diamond Age’<http://hackaday.com/2012/10/31/olpc-tablet-distribution-proves-concepts-laid-out-in-the-diamond-age/> by
> Mike Szczys <http://hackaday.com/author/mikehackaday/>
> We don't remember hearing about the One Laptop Per Child initiative
> distributing tablet computers but apparently a couple of shipments were
> distributed to rural communities in Ethiopia<http://www.technologyreview.com/news/506466/given-tablets-but-no-teachers-ethiopian-children-teach-themselves/>.
> The problem one might think of in this scenario is that the literacy rate
> in the two test villages was basically zero. But that's exactly the
> population targeted with thr technology. The tablets were loaded with a
> software package called Nell. It was designed to guide a child in self
> learning by telling them engaging stories that include teachable moments.
> If you check out the white paper<http://cscott.net/Publications/OLPC/idc2012.pdf>(PDF) you'll find it's pretty much the exact same teaching technique that
> [Neal Stephenson] wrote about in his book *The Diamond Age*. But keep
> reading that paper and you'll see that this is because the researchers took
> their inspiration from that very novel.
> Well the results are in and apparently [Neal] knows exactly what he is
> talking about. Not only did the children learn from the software, but
> within five months they were hacking the device (which runs Android) to get
> the disabled camera working.
> [Thanks Alexander via Dvice<http://dvice.com/archives/2012/10/ethiopian-kids.php>
> *Mike Szczys <http://hackaday.com/author/mikehackaday/>* | October 31,
> 2012 at 1:01 pm | Tags: neal stephenson<http://hackaday.com/?tag=neal-stephenson>,
> nell <http://hackaday.com/?tag=nell>, olpc <http://hackaday.com/?tag=olpc>,
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