The Mobiles for Education Alliance would like to invite you to participate in our next mEducation Seminar: A discussion with One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) on the new XO 3 tablet and learning.
 Mobiles for Education (mEducation) Monthly Seminar Series:
A discussion with One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) on the new XO 3 tablet and learning


with
Walter Bender
Founder and Executive Director of Sugar Labs
When & Where:
Friday, February 10th,  9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Ronald Reagan Building, North Tower, 1300 Pennsylvania, Suite 700 
(also see virtual attendance option below)
PLEASE RSVP to mobilesforeducation@gmail.com
As space is limited, please confirm your participation as soon as possible.  If you would like to join the presentation virtually through WebEx, please RSVP to the above email address and indicate that you would like to attend virtually.
What                                                                                                                                                                            
 Since 2006, One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) has aimed to provide each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop. A non-profit organization born of MIT's Media Laboratory, OLPC has designed hardware, content and software intended to provide collaborative, joyful, and self-empowered learning. At present, roughly 2 million children and teachers in Latin America are currently part of an OLPC project, with another 500,000 in Africa and the rest of the world.  Larger national OLPC projects include Uruguay (the first major country in the world to provide every elementary school child with a laptop), Peru (OLPC's largest deployment, involving over 8,300 schools), Argentina, Mexico, and Rwanda.  Other significant projects have been started in Gaza, Afghanistan, Haiti, Ethiopia, and Mongolia.  For OLPC, every school represents a learning hub, a node in a globally shared resource for learning.
Who                                                                                                                                                                             
Walter Bender- Founder and Executive Director of Sugar Labs
Walter Bender is founder and executive director of Sugar Labs, a non-profit foundation. In 2006, he co-founded the One Laptop Per Child, a non-profit association with Nicholas Negroponte and Seymour Papert.  As director of the MIT Media Laboratory, Walter led a team of researchers in fields as varied as tangible media to affective computing to lifelong kindergarten. In 1992, he founded the MIT News in the Future consortium, which launched the era of digital news.  He is intimately familiar with the development and evolution of the OLPC project and its design iterations, up to and including present-day prototypes.
Topics                                                                                                                                                                         
 The OLPC Project, Learning and the XO 3 Tablet
•              The move to a tablet device for OLPC
•              The relationship between device design and learning
•              The OLPC model and the Sugar operating system
An interactive and informative discussion will follow Walter's presentation, and attendees will be invited to explore hands-on the XO 3 tablet and the soon-to-be-released XO 1.75 and XO 1.75 touch.
About this series                                                                                                                                                     
 This presentation is part of a monthly mEducation seminar series. For further information about the mEducation Alliance and/or the seminar series, please send an e-mail to mobilesforeducation@gmail.com

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The Mobiles for Education Alliance includes:  USAID, U.S. Department of State, Peace Corps, World Bank, The IDB, UNICEF, UNESCO, World Vision, ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education), and British Council.