[SoaS] Sugar Survey
cbigenho at hotmail.com
Sat Oct 3 09:34:24 EDT 2009
Just a note before we hit the road again, the purpose of the survey would be to find out what computers (including some "oldies") are actually being used in the schools and the relative numbers. This way, Sugar Labs can concentrate on getting versions out that will reach the largest numbers of children. For example, there is currently no way to run Sugar on the PowerPC Macs. What if it turns out that 30% of the computers in use in schools are PowerPC Macs and there are no plans to replace them? That would indicate a real need. However, if only 5% were Power PC Macs, it would seem that would have a low priority.
Asking about software they would like to have would give us a nice list to make available to developers who want to create new Activities, instead of having them think... oh this would be fun and writing something that has little educational value.
Sugar Labs hasn't really asked these questions before in a way that would get many answers. Educators aren't flocking to the website to give input. We need to go to them.
> Date: Sat, 3 Oct 2009 17:52:54 +1300
> Subject: Re: Sugar Survey (was RE: As requested: RE: Thoughts on RE: SOAS decision panel : thoughts)
> From: tabitha at hrdnz.com
> To: cbigenho at hotmail.com
> CC: soas at lists.sugarlabs.org
> > How do you finance all the travel, entry fees, USB keys and the like? So far
> > mine have all been out of pocket... my pocket that is.
> We pay ourselves, with the exception of the USB keys - they have been
> by donation. Sun Microsystems donated 160 to Software Freedom Day and
> they gave us quite a lot to give out so we put SoaS on them.
> > If you would like to start it, just change the title to "Sugar Survey",
> > delete all of this, write a preface and begin the survey. If you don't have
> > time, I'll do it tomorrow evening when we stop again on our trip home from
> > MT to CA.
> We are pretty busy presently and Brenda tells me we should finish what
> we already have on our worklist ... also not sure who wants to know
> what. Purpose of survey would be the starting point right? Once we
> know that, I am happy to help write a survey with some help.
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