[Sugar-devel] Education on the XO
tony_anderson at usa.net
Sat Jan 3 11:50:55 EST 2009
Creating a Moodle site is quite easy - see http://moodle.org/. It does
not require the schoolserver.
OLENepal has created a livecd version of XS based on XS-0.4 (see
Clearly, two things are needed. One, a Moodle site for the XO. Two, a
set of courses on the site aimed at K-8.
Hopefully in the next two months, we will be able to put the existing
Nepal course materials online in the form of Moodle courses.
Chris Marshall wrote:
> It would help if there were a Moodle connection
> for G1G1 XO-ers. From my limited reading it
> appears that Moodle is tied in with the XS which
> means that a G1G1 laptop owner will have no
> easy way to get started or even to discover the
> availability or applicability of Moodle.
> As one example, I've shown a number of teachers
> the XO and they were very interested to see the
> laptop. The case would have been *far* more
> compelling if I had been able to show them more
> of a classroom use case.
> Some thoughts:
> (1) Develop a Moodle activity to let XO users
> create courseware without a full XS
> (2) Make a mini-LiveCD of the XS to support
> Moodle course development and testing.
> (3) Is Birmingham using Moodle? I've done
> periodic Googles with no real information
> on progress, XO usage, ...
> 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).
>> 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'. Unfortunately,
>> at the moment, many people in the community do not consider the
>> schoolserver to be essential, existing Moodle courses are primarily
>> aimed at the university or pre-university level, and most of these are
>> behind proprietary walls.
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