[IAEP] deployment team meeting?
tomeu at sugarlabs.org
Mon Aug 31 03:44:17 EDT 2009
On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 03:16, Walter Bender<walter.bender at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 30, 2009 at 12:32 PM, Tomeu Vizoso<tomeu at sugarlabs.org> wrote:
>> would like to propose a meeting to talk about how deployments can
>> provide better feedback and how we can process it so developers and
>> the rest of Sugar Labs can prioritize their work accordingly.
>> How does it sound?
>> «Sugar Labs is anyone who participates in improving and using Sugar.
>> What Sugar Labs does is determined by the participants.» - David
>> IAEP -- It's An Education Project (not a laptop project!)
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> Alas, this is the sort of mindset we are working with:
>> We have continued working closely with the pilot school and have
>> gotten a lot of insight into what the teachers want/need. Right now
>> our calendar is pretty full so joining IRC meetings isn't really
>> feasible. We will, however, pass on requests when it seems like
>> there's a demand for something to help make the Sugar more
>> relevant in the classroom.
>> I hope that there will be more useful information come out of the
>> NSF funded ICAC (Integrating Computing Across the Curriculum)
>> grant that we are a part of. It will disseminate information related
>> to findings in the schools and we'll be glad to let you know in
>> advance when publications become available.
> Not convinced that better reporting tools are going to help with
> attitudes such as this. We need a way to get past the deployment
> gatekeepers and the academics and talk directly with teachers and
Agreed, though if those deployer organizations see that others get
what they need by working for us, that may mean something for them.
But I agree that direct contact with teachers is very useful for us as
olpc-sur has shown.
«Sugar Labs is anyone who participates in improving and using Sugar.
What Sugar Labs does is determined by the participants.» - David
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