[IAEP] Learn activity

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Tue Jun 19 18:13:47 EDT 2012

On 2012-06-19, at 20:53, Tony Anderson wrote:

> 5. Make sure the Kls_demo_1.tar.bz2 file is unpacked on a usb drive.
> The Learn activity checks all the mounted drives for a folder: kls.

That was the missing puzzle piece. I's still weird to require the USB drive even after I copied everything to the activity's content folder already. Why?

In any case, it looks like I was mislead by these lines in your code:

        cmd = 'cp -r ~/Documents/karma'
        cmd = cmd + ' ~/Activities/Learn.activity/content/'

Also note that in the new OS, USB drives will not appear in /media anymore.

>> Even after I fixed all that manually, it still does not work. The activity itself fails to start and show anything useful. It appears to only launch the web server and Firefox. In a separate window. Not fullscreen. Firefox shows only a directory listing, not the lessons. Quitting Firefox leaves the web server running.
> If we can surmount the install problems, it should show the main screen seen in the screen shot on the website.

With the "kls" directory unpacked on the USB drive it works, indeed. But the other problems are still there - Firefox is not actually wrapped, it appears in a separate, non-Sugar window, whereas the activity window itself is not used.

But now I can comment on your original mail:

> The sample content includes two milestones each for English, Mathematics, and Science developed and used by the teachers at École Saint Jacobs in Kigali, Rwanda.

So the activity is in use already? It seemed quite unfinished to me.

> A button on the home page allows users
> to experience the activity with staff priviliges and as a student in P4, P5 and P6.

The "p4" button does nothing here. 

> There is also a 'Laboratory' subject where teachers can
> prepare milestones and lessons for the coming term. The Laboratory also
> support French to enable the French teacher also to create course materials.

Don't see the "Laboratory" subject.

> The Explore subject is intended to provide extra-curricular courses which students can study to earn badges. At present it contains examples of various types of lessons including a Khan Academy video and associated exercises as well as a story (with audio) from the British Council. Learn is capable of launching Sugar activities.

Found the audio lesson in Explore/examples/1/4. 

> The examples
> in ms02 require that ShowNTell, Quiz, Memorize, Turtle Art, and the Jukebox activity be installed. (Jukebox is used to play the Khan video).
> If the activity launched by a Learn activity is not installed, it throws an exception.

With "ms02" do you mean "Explore/examples/2"? But clicking the green box does nothing. Same for the 3rd box labeled "Khan". The first box has a dark blue top for some reason, the others are light. 

Oh. Trying again the tops now are blue too, and I can get to those lessons. Not quite sure how to get back from the Khan practice though (except for closing the tab). Is this just a local copy of some webpage from Khan academy?

- Bert -

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