[IAEP] [Sugar-devel] Education on the XO

Edward Cherlin echerlin at gmail.com
Sat Jan 10 20:48:34 EST 2009

On Sat, Jan 3, 2009 at 4:31 AM, Tony Anderson <tony_anderson at usa.net> wrote:
> Bryan has started a very interesting discussion about what is needed for
> the XO to support education. I would like to add my two cents worth.
> We are learning (gaining new experience) every day that we are alive.
> The traditional difference in education is that it is organized
> learning. Teaching a topic means to provide an organized tour of an area
> of knowledge covering what every student should know or be aware of.
> 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).
> My vision is that there is a repository (website) which contains free
> (CC or similar) courses covering the core curriculum for K-8. The
> website needs to be supported by a community of developers (course
> creators) and moderators (folks who volunteer to assist teachers and
> students who are participating). This repository should also contain
> 'elective' courses following the model of Oregon's Saturday Academy
> (http://www.saturdayacademy.org/).

Earth Treasury is working on that plan with a number of other
partners. We welcome others to participate.


> The primary problem with Moodle at the moment is that there are is not a
> body of grade school courses available to illustrate how to build them
> or to provoke the community to 'make it better'.


> Tony

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