Education talk 1d

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OLPC and Sugarlabs - Improving education on a global scale - NZ Volunteers group

The OLPC mission is to create educational opportunities for the world's poorest children by providing each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop with content and software designed for collaborative, joyful, self-empowered learning. When children have access to this type of tool they get engaged in their own education. They learn, share, create, and collaborate. They become connected to each other, to the world and to a brighter future.

The award-winning Sugar Learning Platform promotes collaborative learning through Sugar Activities that encourage critical thinking, the heart of a quality education. Designed from the ground up especially for children, Sugar offers an alternative to traditional “office-desktop” software.

Sugar is the core component of the olpc worldwide effort to provide every child with equal opportunity for a quality education. Available in 25 languages, Sugar’s Activities are used every school day by one-million children in more than forty countries. Originally developed for the One Laptop per Child XO-1 netbook, Sugar runs on most computers. Sugar is free/libre and open-source software.


The NZ volunteers group will share their experiences and provide an opportunity to experience the XO (olpc hardware) and Sugar (sugarlabs software) during this session.

Kotahi tamaiti, Kotahi rorohiko iti: nō Aotearoa

Watch video: here


This talk is scheduled for education miniconf: Tuesday 19 January 2010