[Olpc-open] Homeschool Pilot using XO's

Seth Woodworth seth at isforinsects.com
Thu Dec 6 22:52:16 EST 2007


Yes, it is very feasible to set up a pilot program for your homeschool. I've
crossed paths with several people doing or considering it but mostly in
co-op homeschooling.  What I haven't seen is anyone doing the same with
multiple ages.  I would love to see how it works out.

There isn't a G1G1 program for servers (yet), but the XS ecology is still
being revised.  The deployment countries are using debian servers and will
be updated dynamically as development continues.

It is possible to roll your own server.  With a proper eJabbered server
configuration it would be possible for your kids's laptops to collaborate
with each other from any internet connection they were on.  And each laptop
can connect to standard 802.11 hardware.

I'm working with two other test implementations in the US, trying to get
usage cases and examples of real-world data.  I would love to work with you
as well, if you're interested.

On Dec 6, 2007 5:50 PM, sholton <sholton at mindspring.com> wrote:

> Greetings all-
> Is it feasible for me to set-up a complete XO pilot program for my
> homeschool? Is there a roadmap for how to do this?
> I'm getting 3 XO's for my three kids (4,8,11) from the G1G1 program
> and was planning to use them as a part of the curriculum. It
> occurred to me that this would be an excellent opportunity to
> provide real-world usage data and kid-feedback to the developer
> community.
> Can I build a XS School Server using a generic PC and deploy a
> complete-ish XO pilot program? Are the Active Antennae a necessity
> or can I use 802.11 equipment instead? How close to a real-world
> environment can I create without them?
> Is there a G1G1 program for School Servers?
> Thoughts?
> --
> Steve Holton
> sholton at mindspring.com
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