[Sugar-devel] Karma's Chakra - 2 views on lessons
christoph.derndorfer at gmail.com
Fri Aug 7 01:17:17 EDT 2009
2009/8/6 Christoph Derndorfer <christoph.derndorfer at gmail.com>
> Thanks a lot for the information.
> And I'm not a teacher myself so all my comments above are based on
> second-hand experience.
> However my understanding is that the learning goals for each grade are very
> well defined and due to the small variety of different school books in-use
> in schools (this seems to be a global problem;-) there's hardly any
> difference between schools in terms of what material is taught at a given
Okay, I just spent some time talking to OLE Nepal's Education Director and
my comments above are a pretty accurate account of the situation here. One
interesting thing that I learned is that OLE Nepal's E-Paath structure
doesn't always align 100% with the sequence of materials in the schools
> Regardless of these details there's no doubt in my mind that a
> time-component, whether it's a weekly or a monthly basis, is an important
> axis of navigation in interactive learning materials. Plus, this is a core
> use-case for Nepal anyway so even if I wanted I couldn't really avoid it:-)
I also thought some more about this last night and I think what we'd
want to have in the long-run is some sort of "authoring" component
that makes it easy for MoEs, implementation organizations, teachers
and even parents to create Chakras from a selection of the available
materials. Imagine a
Web service that allows a user to browse a central library of available
lessons (which might have been pre-selected or even authorized by the
national MoE), select the ones that are interesting, choose how they should
be packaged (lesson bundle, XO bundle, etc.) and then download the resulting
package. Think Suse Studio for Karma lessons!
But I'm definitely getting ahead of myself
here so I'll rather just shut up and try to get that initial KISS Chakra script
> BTW, I'd be interested in hearing how the process of getting from national
> curricula to lesson plans work in other countries around the globe. Anyone
> have more information on this?
Thanks David for your thoughts on this subject, much appreciated!
As I'm very interested in this topic I'll also inquire with some teachers
back in Austria of how exactly things work there. And I still hope to hear
more reports from other countries!
e-mail: christoph at olpcnews.com
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