[IAEP] Education on the XO

David Van Assche dvanassche at gmail.com
Mon Jan 5 04:07:43 EST 2009

Maybe we should try and put together some sort of roadmap and strategy
for schools.sugarlabs.org. Perhaps we could schedule an IRC meeting
regarding it?

kind Regards,
David Van Assche

On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 9:38 AM, Tony Anderson <tony_anderson at usa.net> wrote:
> David,
> I didn't realize that you were the source of the content on
> schools.sugarlabs.org. Thanks for posting the courses. I also looked at the
> database of possible sources. A good start on that.
> I hope that we will have a chance to discuss the infrastructure needs next
> week in Boston.
> Tony
> David Van Assche wrote:
>> Actually there are a whole bunch of examples I uploaded to
>> schools.sugarlabs.org, the problem we have is of how to categorise
>> them. ie... do we put them via subject, via class, via country, via
>> language?
>> The infrastructure needs to be discussed and then agreed upon. That's
>> the main reason why I didn't upload anything else. That and I realised
>> I'm the only one adding anything to the site ;-) That said, the entire
>> Open University content is creative commons, and can be easily
>> ported.... and there are many sources across the internet that offer
>> moodle material in various languages. I pasted a list of the best
>> curriculum and learning sources on schools.sugarlabs.org. There are
>> enough examples up there for course creators to get an idea of how to
>> create an effective learning course, and even some usable courses
>> (intro to gimp, intro to networking, etc.) Moodle is really quite
>> simple to get the hang off, but like everything else, it requires
>> putting time into it. If there are any course content creators out
>> there, I'd love to hear their ideas, and if they need help with
>> creating courses on the schools.sugarlabs.org site, I believe I can
>> help.
>> I also began creating a database of all the activities so that they
>> can easily be searched for, categorised, etc. but I read that this was
>> being done elsewhere so again, I didn't continue down that avenue, but
>> I'll gladly continue if its of use...
>> kind Regards,
>> David Van Assche
>> On Sat, Jan 3, 2009 at 8:04 PM, Bryan Berry <bryan at olenepal.org> wrote:
>>> On Sat, 2009-01-03 at 07:31 -0500, Tony Anderson wrote:
>>>> The XO's primary tool for education, as opposed to learning experiences,
>>>> is Moodle. The problem is that Moodle for the XO is a tool which is
>>>> ready and waiting to be used (all dressed up and no where to go).
>>> Thanks for bringing this up Tony. I didn't properly address moodle in my
>>> very long article about Karma, a new activity framework for Sugar.
>>> Whatever karma or the default activity framework Sugar become, a key
>>> element will be easy integration with moodle.
>>> --
>>> Bryan W. Berry
>>> Technology Director
>>> OLE Nepal, http://www.olenepal.org
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