[IAEP] USB based access in Australia
echerlin at gmail.com
Fri Dec 12 19:40:15 EST 2008
On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 5:50 PM, Caroline Meeks
<caroline at solutiongrove.com> wrote:
> hi Donna and other Aussies,
> Do you know the folks at Cybersource?
> Here is a good article on it: http://www.itwire.com/content/view/22209/53/
> It looks like they are working on the idea I was calling School Key when we
> met in Indianapolis.
> They may also be interested in looking at Sugar on a Stick to provide better
> pedagogy for the younger grades and as a way to get in without the direct
> linux-windows conflict the comments on this article suggest they are facing.
> I already sent an email to their info address but an introduction is always
> On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 6:41 PM, Donna Benjamin <donna at cc.com.au> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I've long been a passionate advocate of the OLPC project, and followed
>> with interest the development and creation of sugarlabs.
>> As conference director for linux.conf.au in Melbourne earlier this year
>> I oversaw the distribution of 100 XOs to delegates at the conference,
>> and have recently tried to follow up with them to see how they're doing.
>> Am also intending to continue working with XO owners, developers,
>> teachers and learning researchers on community development, and project
>> awareness in 2009.
Excellent. Whatever we do in that direction needs to be publicized so
that we can invite teachers, parents, and others with an interest to
share with us. I'm pleased to see a proposal for school-level social
networking, scalable to as many schools as we can get to.
>> I'm particularly interested in cross-pollination between education
>> and learning experts and developers to further the development of sugar
>> as a platform for learning. I'm also keen to understand the cross-
>> cultural issues encountered during deployments so we can adapt as
Earth Treasury is organizing an interactive digital textbook
development project to integrate XO hardware and Sugar softwar
capabilities into lessons, and the results into the curriculum. We
have discussed this with Alan Kay of Viewpoints Research Institute,
the Doug Engelbart Institute, and other communities of practice, along
with individual teachers, education researchers, subject-matter
experts, and so on. Translation, both in terms of text and cultural
appropriateness is central to the mission. In fact, we want to recruit
students to the task of Continuous Improvement of our productions.
>> I introduced the idea of building communities of practice to some people
>> in the Aussie OLPC community, getting local groups of XO owners
>> gathering with teachers and children to work together on testing,
>> learning, discovering and documenting their experience. Have already
>> had a few informal gatherings with some of the developers who got an XO
>> at LCA - intending on doing more of that too. It would be brilliant to
>> tap into the broader community to get a TODO list of tasks to accomplish
>> and hack on.
No shortage. I can provide lists of hundreds of desirable activities,
and then we need the software components of our "textbooks" for every
subject at every age.
>> I think a handful of you already on the list will recognise me, as I've
>> been drawn in on the odd conversation, so thought it was time to step
>> aboard and say Hi Everyone!
>> Donna Benjamin - Executive Director
>> Creative Contingencies - http://cc.com.au
>> ph +61 3 9326 9985 - mob +61 418 310 414
>> open source - facilitation - web services
>> IAEP -- It's An Education Project (not a laptop project!)
>> IAEP at lists.sugarlabs.org
> Caroline Meeks
> Solution Grove
> Caroline at SolutionGrove.com
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> IAEP -- It's An Education Project (not a laptop project!)
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