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all join us reviewing the latest OLPC/Sugar community
projects over IRC Live Chat:<br>
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://forum.laptop.org/chat">http://forum.laptop.org/chat</a><br>
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Then type at bottom:<br>
/join #olpc-meeting<br>
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AGENDA:<br>
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* Fast Review of the 3 latest (greatest!) HW/Project Proposals --
please<br>
†join us advocating for, and/or reviewing shortcomings of these
proposals:<br>
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†1. Next Billion Learner Program in Partnership with eKindling:
Philippines &amp; New York<br>
†2. OLPC in Costa Rica, with Universidad de Costa Rica<br>
†3. Internet-based marketing and training - Makere University, Kampala,
Uganda<br>
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* Which projects might you enjoy Mentoring below?!<br>
† <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext"
 href="http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Projects">http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Projects</a><br>
† <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext"
 href="http://rt.laptop.org/Search/Results.html?Query=Queue=%27contributors%27">http://rt.laptop.org/Search/Results.html?Query=Queue=%27contributors%27</a><br>
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* New projects &amp; libraries -- teaching them Community Outreach:<br>
† <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext"
 href="http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XO_Laptop_Lending_Libraries">http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XO_Laptop_Lending_Libraries</a><br>
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1. Next Billion Learner Program in Partnership with eKindling:
Philippines &amp; New York<br>
†† <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=66585">http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=66585</a><br>
†† <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://wiki.laptop.org/go/World_Wide_Workshop_Foundation">http://wiki.laptop.org/go/World_Wide_Workshop_Foundation</a><br>
†† <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.worldwideworkshop.org/programs/next-billion-learners">http://www.worldwideworkshop.org/programs/next-billion-learners</a><br>
†† <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.worldwideworkshop.org/olpcwiki/">http://www.worldwideworkshop.org/olpcwiki/</a><br>
†† <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://activities.sugarlabs.org">http://activities.sugarlabs.org</a><br>
†† <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://wiki.laptop.org/go/EKindling">http://wiki.laptop.org/go/EKindling</a><br>
††
[SPECIFIC SITE NEEDS TO BE POSTED OFF <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext"
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†† Requests 8 XO-1.5s over 6 months<br>
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†† Project Background/Objectives:<br>
†† The World Wide Workshop Foundationís "Next Billion Learners"
intiative<br>
†† focuses on the development of creative learning software for low cost<br>
†† laptops, in order to support 1:1 computing worldwide. Our goal is to<br>
†† give educational opportunities to the next billion learners so that
they<br>
†† will become creative thinkers, learners and leaders with technology.
As<br>
†† the first project in this initiative in 2007-08, the foundation<br>
†† partnered with OLPC to create the MaMaMedia Creative Learning
Center, a<br>
†† set of original Constructionist Learning activities for young
children<br>
†† in developing countries wherein the OLPC organization has been
deploying<br>
†† their laptop programs. The MaMaMedia Creative Center is based on<br>
†† award-winning, kid-tested, hard-fun puzzles, digital toys, and<br>
†† creativity tools from MaMaMedia.com.<br>
<br>
†† The objective of the Next Billion Learner Philippines Project is to<br>
†† integrate constructionist learning activities (e.g. MaMaMedia
Creative<br>
†† Center) into the educational programming of the first 1:1
Computing/OLPC<br>
†† Initiative in the Philippines.<br>
<br>
<br>
2. OLPC in Costa Rica, with Universidad de Costa Rica<br>
†† <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=66827">http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=66827</a><br>
†† <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.rifed.ucr.ac.cr">http://www.rifed.ucr.ac.cr</a><br>
††
[SPECIFIC SITE NEEDS TO BE POSTED OFF <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext"
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]<br>
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†† Requests 20 XO-1s over 24 months<br>
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†† Project Objectives:<br>
†† Develop a workshop with 50 Faculty of the University of Costa Rica
and the<br>
†† Ministry of Public Education to understand the educational and
technical<br>
†† characteristics of the OLPC;<br>
<br>
†† Develop a Strategic Plan, with stakeholders from academic, public and<br>
†† private sectors, for the implementation of a pilot experience of
massive<br>
†† introduction of OLPCs in one community in the country (to be
defined).<br>
<br>
†† Invite the general public to a Talk at the University of Costa Rica
about<br>
†† the current state of OLPC projects in the world, in particular in
Latin<br>
†† America.<br>
<br>
†† Invite Ministers of Education, Science and Technology, Presidents of<br>
†† Universities and Representatives of all Political Parties to a
Presentation<br>
†† about Education in the XXI Century and OLPC, and the Strategic Plan
for the<br>
†† introduction of OLPC in one community in the country.<br>
<br>
<br>
3. Internet-based marketing and training - Makere University, Kampala,
Uganda<br>
†† <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=66843">http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=66843</a><br>
†† <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://kyowgp.blogspot.com">http://kyowgp.blogspot.com</a><br>
††
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]† <br>
† <br>
†† Requests 3 XOs over 12 months<br>
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†† Project Objectives:<br>
†† The project objectives include bridge the gap between rural producers<br>
†† with the urban market efficiently, train farmers and the community
about<br>
†† internet based marketing and its advantages,introduce a sugar
community with<br>
†† in our locality.<br>
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