[Sugar-devel] Assessment in Karma
NoiseEHC at freemail.hu
Wed Jul 29 10:18:16 EDT 2009
>> I intend to use Karma for interactive curriculum development for
>> reasons Bryan Berry talked about a lot.
> Awesome! How can we involve you more? is it time to for us to open a
> mailing list specific to karma? like sugar-karma at l.s.o ?
> u can find christoph, myself, and the ole nepal team on #olenepal or
> #sugar Mon-Fri 03:00 -- 11:00 GMT (day time hours in Nepal)
The whole point of this project is that this school developed a
curriculum that works. The plan is to use the inevitable transition to
digital learning materials to push this working curriculum onto other
schools. However it is not my project but the research school's project
so until they decide that they start this project I cannot do anything
education related since I am just a coder. I will talk with the
headmaster in August next time so then I will be able to tell you
something more concrete.
What I see is that in order to win the curriculum battle the following
things must be met:
1. It has to be cheaper than paper books so parents will want it. As it
seems the XO is already cheaper (200$/4years = 50$/year what is already
spent on paper books).
2. It has to be wanted by children. The XO 1.5 (or maybe the ChromeOS or
Android based smartbooks, we will see next year) will be able to run
flash/youtube/web so it is OK.
3. It has to be wanted by teachers. So it has to ease teaching. Like
4. It has to be developed on the cheap. Like reusing the skill set of
thousands of existing web developers.
So it seems to me that it will not be much different than what you are
doing in Nepal so we will have the same problems what you had and will
need the same tools what you use...
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