The first edition of Zero Dollar Laptop workshops is over and it’s time to reflect on what happened. Download a pdf version of the report here.
Zero Dollar Laptop workshops kicked off at Bridge Resource Centre in West London in January 2010 with clients of St Mungo’s Charity for Homeless People.
This report is jointly written by the team who devised and ran the project and sets it in the context of recent reports on ‘digital inclusion’. It aims to capture the experience and learning of ALL involved in this first Zero Dollar Laptop workshop series- participants and organisers, to inform future development of the project.
This week week we will have four activities ready. We are trying to cover the different interests participants have told us about. We don’t expect them to complete all 4 activities. We’d like them to focus on the ones they prefer.
OVERVIEW – Introduction to audio and video editing
Media files created by internet users are an increasingly important part of social networking websites and the Internet in general. Sessions 6 and 7 will concentrate on this. Download pdf version. (more…)
OVERVIEW – Creating Stickers. Logos and Spray Painting Stencils
This week participants continue learning image processing and continue to personalise their computer. Download pdf version.
OVERVIEW – Digital Image Processing and Image File Formats
Now that participants have started to customise the look of their laptop, the next two sessions will concentrate on participants creating original artwork for the internal look and feel and the external casing of their laptops. Download pdf version.
OVERVIEW – Effective Web Searching, Web Resources, Customising Your Laptop
Participants will be taught how to help themselves using the web – how to find the enormous amount of excellent resources available for free on the internet. Download pdf version.
OVERVIEW – Getting Help, Sharing Knowledge, Technical Forums, Basic Hardware Maintenance
A tour of the installed Linux operating system and how to get help on-line. De-mystifying what is inside a laptop computer. Sharing the process with others through the blog. Download pdf version.