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- Learning Chat piece: 278 words, ready now. File:Learning Chat.docx
- Making Learning Visible: Claudia's (& Walter) original is 25 pages. Submitted to a journal. w/o OLPC Background it is down to 12-15 pages w/ screenshots.
- This can become a 4-part series.
- Homo docens: 500+ words, Antonio approved my edits. File:Homo docens JLedits.docx
- Further work: we can definitely ask him to contribute on a quarterly basis but I've found that I have to be very specific as to what I am asking to do and he has to be comfortable that it is consistent with his academic work.
- Ask for a new piece on the epidemiology of learning
- Ometepe - A beautiful piece with wonderful images. RAH posted a personal and lengthy version (1500+ words) that he shared with his private distribution list. I made an edited version (1200 words) that could be shared publicly. Must check with RAH on this. File:Ometepe articulo por Rodrigo Arboleda.pdf File:Ometepe by Rodrigo Arboleda (3).pdf
- I had hoped that we could do a video series with Rodrigo but the budget hasn't been approved. Giulia - can we get an answer on this?
- Rwanda case studies
- Ceri Whatley - summary of importance of headmasters - confirm subset to reuse
- Social mapping project - 1- or 2-part piece - check w/ Julia
- Grandmother project - 2- or 3-part piece - check w/ Julia (and is there more to that awesome series?)
- Other Africa
- So. Africa case studies
- Peru and Uruguay
- Oscar B's piece on the IADB study?
- You said that Uruguay and Peru produce a ton of content on a continuous basis. I'm struggling a bit with how we can easily get the content and translate it into English. Giulia - could Olga help? I don't want to burden her with more work. Maybe we do this every 2-3 months.
- Other LatAm
- Colombia: Sandra's quarterly? newsletter and website could feed into this. Plus english translations.
- Nicaragua: Regular update, beyond Ometepe?
- Paraguay: Contact ParaguayEduca
- Mexico: Ask Mariana @ OLPCMexico
- OLPC Australia
- Great text and videos.
- OLPC Europe
- Quarterly update from them?
- OLPC Oceania
- Quarterly updates from Mike Hutak
- OLPC Jamaica
- Quarterly update from Sameer, good videos.
- North America
- Miami - David! and a story from Chester
- Canada - Jennifer Martino, Q
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- 2008-08-06 : One Laptop per Child expands its presence in Asia with project leads in India and China
- 2008-05-20 : One Laptop per Child frames the next generation of the revolutionary XO laptop, with a lighter dual-touchscreen design.
- 2008-05-15 : Microsoft Windows XP is now available on the XO laptop
- 2008-05-03 : One Laptop per Child appoints Charles Kane as President and Chief Operating Officer
- 2008-01-07 : One Laptop per Child Giving Campaign Raises $35 Million in 2007
- 2007-12-12 : The Kite Runner Inspires Gift Through One Laptop
- 2007-12-05 : Peru launches OLPC with 40,000 laptops, starting with one-classroom schools across the country.
- 2007-12-04 : Birmingham, Alabama commits to One Laptop per Child, with a pilot of 15,000 laptops across the city.
- 2007-11-24 : The Holiday Season Starts with Giving One Laptop
- 2007-10-29 : OLPC wins a bid to provide 100,000 laptops to children in Uruguay, to be overseen by the Uruguayan CEIBAL project
- 2007-10-22 : One Laptop per Child creates the world's "greenest" laptop computer
- 2007-06-11 : Mass Production of XO's begins! at Quanta's Chinese facilities.
- 2007-01-03 : OLPC Announces First-of-Its-Kind User Interface for XO Laptop Computer