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Overview

OLPC is designed around the idea of the free sharing of knowledge. Our goal is to empower children to share and build on what they learn in every way imaginable. Local networks of laptops and school servers provide a platform for sharing both existing knowledge and new ideas. Each network, in turn, acts as a window into a repository of content larger than an individual school server can hold. Soon, children will be able to exchange materials with other children, schools, and collections around the world.

To determine what materials to include on our laptops and school servers, we rely on a global community of curators-- educators and other experts in their fields-- to identify and, well, "curate" collections of resources in each subject. We also enlist the help of coordinators to connect knowledge communities with each other, and with communities of XO users.

Each topic, medium, and language needs coordinators-- people devoted to tracking the proliferation of projects, collections, and related efforts. Coordinators determine what content is needed, and convey these needs to individual curators. As each topic grows in size and popularity, its coordinator should seek out additional collections, and curators for them.

Contribute

We are actively seeking to expand our network of curators and coordinators.

Curators are responsible for a single group, archive, or collection. They should be prepared to select content from that collection for two content bundles, a 2-20MB content bundle for downloading to XOs and a 20-200MB collection for each school server. They should also be prepared to create (or advise on the creation of) a child-friendly portal/lens for their online site and archive.

Coordinators are responsible for connecting individual curators to each other within their designated group, and responding to inquiries related to that group. Each coordinator should be prepared to devote 3-5 hours per week to this task. Note: If you are a new coordinator, you may want to set up a Request Tracker account (or list) for your group.

If you would like to become a curator or coordinator, leave a message on the talk page.

A list of current curators and coordinators (in parentheses) is as follows:

Overall

Group/org Liaison Curator
Open education portals
OER Commons [OERC]/ISKME Lisa Petrides Amee Godwin
Creative platforms
Curriki Bobbi Kurshan Joshua Marks(t)
Connexions Rich Baraniuk, Joel Thierstein Raymond Wagner
CK12 Neeru Khosla Murugan Pal(t)
Wikiversity Cormac Lawler
Wikibooks
Campaigns and outreach
Frankfurt LitCampaign Karin Ploetz Barbara Roelle
Google Literacy Jessica Powell
UN Millennium Campaign (game, texts)
Archiving
Internet Archive Brewster Kahle -

Topical

Literacy, language learning (Todd Kelsey)
Colingo language learning Ben Lowenstein
Avallain basic skills Ignatz Heinz
Children's publishing Conall Ryan (McGH), Carol Sakoian (Sch), Mcm
Literature
Internet Archive Aaron Swartz Allison Druin, Kristine Hanna
ICDL
Logos children's library Cinzia Bazzani Zdenek
Project Gutenberg John Guagliardo
Google Books pdfs Luke Hutchison
Individual authors/publishers (various)
Mathematics
Mathematica Joy W
LD Virtual Manipulatives Utah State
Books and works
General OERC, Connexions
LOC
Biology
E.O. Wilson Foundation Neil Patterson Charles Smith
Glossopedia - children's encyclopedia of life Gerry Ellis
Nature images Frans Lanting
Earth Sciences
Agriculture & Ecology (Martin Gleeson, Michael Jensen, Calestous Juma)
Reference:General
Encyclopedias Martin (1.0) Andy Sisson (snap), Gerry Ellis (Glossopedia - children's encyclopedia of life)
Dictionary Gerard Meijssen (OmegaWiki), Zdenek (...), Logos (children's dictionary)
Atlas John @ Metacarta Schuyler Erle?, Name.org (Adam Holt)
Reference:Other
WikiHow Jack Herrick Felicity Tepper, Dvortygirl
MAKE Phil Torrone  ? Josh Ellis
OLPC guides Asher Miller? Todd Kelsey
National library search OCLC (see also LOC, G!Books, Justin Thorp)
Culture:Museums and libraries
World Digital Library Justin Thorp (WDL) Museum of Fine Arts
Qatsi & Anima Mundi Godfrey Reggio
Culture:Free Music
Jamendo Sylvain Zimmer Tim Hwang / Antenna Alliance?
CC-music Jon Phillips
Culture:National/sport
Health (Ed Yuen, HSO)
Partners in Health
Richard Wurman Mike Hawley  ?
WHO, UNICEF
Water & Sanitation Chris Fabian Terra Weikel
Prevention
AfricaBio  ?  ?
Games
PyGame Lincoln Quirk Ben Sawyer, Kent Quirk, ..
Second Life Kent Quirk
SimThings Chuck Norman Don Hopkins, ...
Flash works Josh Ellis, Gnash-dev
Computers, programming
Etoys Alan Kay, Kim Rose Bert Freudenberg
Develop activity orospakr?
Books
Wikijunior zanim
No Starch Press Intro to Linux
Trades
Pratham (Business ideas, projects) India
Kiva Zvi Boshernitzan  ? Basic economics

Formats

Collection Curator
Wiki texts (Cormac Lawler, Erik Moeller, Joshua Marks)
Book players (Conall Ryan, Mcm)
Drawing
Inkscape
Etoys
Paint
Photographs
Gmaxwell
Flickr
Audio
Librivox
ccMixter
Adir Abraham (ogg vorbis)
Free Music Project
Video (Peter Kaufman)
Open Video Project
Animations (Bang Wong, Beth Anderson)

Tools

Tool Curator
Musical (Barry Vercoe +1, Jean Piché)
Programming
Alan Kay
Javascript
Forth Mitch Bradley
Text recorders
abiword OSU
ereader Ian Bicking
Media recorders
Gnash Rob Savoye
Video Erik Blankinship
Helix Josh Irwin
Gstreamer
Animation, cartoons
Cartoonbuilder Ignatz Heinz

Conversion/Translation

Topic Curator
Format converstion
ffmpeg2theora Adir Abraham
theorur
crossmark PG
Text-to-speech
(to simplified language) Sabine?
Logos, localizations Vergara
Translation tools
OmegaT, OmegaWiki Sabine Cretella
Ubuntu community Og Maciel
Fedora translation toolkit Marco?
Idiom Chase Tingley
Automatic translation
Google Todd Kelsey
Meadan, IBM Ed Bice

Language and Geography

Languages should have at least one coordinator per country from country teams. Green and red countries should have at least one coordinator (focusing on local organization coordination, not content per se).

Languages

Languages should have a coordinator from outside even where countries are not cooperative.

Language Curator
English
Spanish Xavi?
Arabic Nalrawahi, Adil Allawi? (Diwan)
Portuguese Og Maciel (Ubuntu), Bruno Magrani
French Soufron
Urdu cf. Habib Khan
Thai Shankar, Suyesh
Smaller languages Don Osborn, Ndesanjo Macha, Dwayne Bailey [Africa],
General Gerard Meijssen [many]

Geography

Geographic coordinators will soon be needed to help coordinate NGO and educator activity in that region; curators from specific regional projects (rather than specific subject areas). See Map.

Region Curator
US & Canada
Mexico, Central & South America
Central America & the Caribbean
South America
Africa
North & West Africa
Central, East & South Africa
Middle East
Europe
Asia
North Asia
South & Southeast Asia
East Asia
Australia & the Pacific
Global & Other
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