2011 OLPC Deployment Guide
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This is a generalized guide to a large-scale deployment of one laptop per child. It is a working document that reflects lessons learned from our initial pilots and deployments. Additional ideas will be incorporated as we learn from each other. You can add your own comments and experiences on the talk page.
- Start a regional group
- The "Class Acts" library : Stories from smaller school sized pilots
- Deployment Resources : reports, links, documentation and other resources gathered by deployment teams around the world.
Older deployment essays
Topics that need to be considered in detail in any deployment include:
- Core Team
- Power Infrastructure
- School Server
- Teacher Preparation/Student Facilitation
- Internet-safety Training
- End-of-life Planning
Each of these topics is expanded upon in this wiki. Also in the wiki are: (I) some tips based upon our experience in trial deployments around the world; (II) a deployment checklist; (III) a sample deployment deployment schedule; (IV) a sample workshop schedule; (V) a glossary of terms; (VI) a worksheet for planning deployment needs on an individual school basis; and (VII) a guide to imaging, activating, and registering laptops.
A workbook for estimating deployment power consumption and expenses is available, along with the presentations and materials from the Deployment planning workshops held at OLPC's Boston, MA headquarters for visitors who come in to plan their large country-wide rollouts.