[IAEP] Its.an.education.project Digest, Vol 4, Issue 17
Antoine van Gelder
antoine at g7.org.za
Wed Jul 9 12:00:37 CEST 2008
On 08 Jul 2008, at 14:19, Bryan Berry wrote:
> Great insights Antoine!
>> We encountered this same paradox when choosing a development
>> platform for
>> the E-Paath activities. We chose Etoys because kids don't need
>> awesome graphics in order to learn. Etoys graphical capabilities are
(aside) I'm not sure where the idea that Etoys lacks the ability to do
awesome graphics comes from - I haven't done benchmarks but from what
I've learned of Etoys so far I'm willing to bet that BitBlt
performance is probably up there with anything Python/C + SDL can do.
>> * Developing curricula using dynamic media is hte awesome.
> We need to encapsulate technical complexity into individual
> activities and
> keep the narrative glue as simple as possible. Moodle is the right
> glue and dynamism
> is in the activities
>> * If the institutional environment you are working with are still
>> caught up in the moodle-y  excitement it is likely that a
>> successful preliminary investigation will be met with looks of
>> incomprehension, nervousness and even outright hostility.
> Moodle works! Let's stick w/ it and hide the technical complexity in
> activities. It's not sexy but it does the job.
Works for me!
> Let's not create a new monolithic environment that reinvents the
> The only thing anywhere close to that is Sophie
> and it is very, very beta. very beta
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