[Sugar-devel] [IAEP] ASLO Suggestion
jim.simmons at walgreens.com
Tue Jun 9 18:28:59 EDT 2009
Sean DALY wrote:
> GCompris is fine where it is; it is very well known in Europe and
> elsewhere and has a five year headstart on us in word-of-mouth and
> credibility with teachers. Although marketing/branding of GCompris has
> been minimalist, it has a well-deserved reputation for quality. I'm
> very excited GCompris is arriving in Sugar and I hope collaboration
> will work in those Activities too.
OK with me. I hadn't heard of it before OLPC, so I assumed nobody else
> I disagree that common baseline Activities should be absent;
I never suggested that they be *absent*, just not featured. I'm
thinking that a new Sugar user finds his way to ASLO by clicking a link
on the Browse start page and the featured items ought to be things he
doesn't have yet.
I like the term "Featured Activity" better than "We Recommend" too. "We
Recommend" implies that the Activity is among the best and most robust
we have, which limits what you can put in there. "Featured Activity"
implies nothing more than "We think this is cool and worth a look." For
instance, I would not hesitate to put "Story Builder" or "GCompris 3D
Maze" as a Featured Activity, but would have a harder time saying I
recommend either of them. Plus you could change what is a Featured Item
every month or so. That would make this site a bit more interesting to
visit, and you wouldn't have people wondering why last month we
recommended Read Etexts but this month we don't.
> We need a short intro explaining
> the install procedure (it took me days to figure out how to do it). I
> had mentioned this a while back but I don't remember if someone
> besides me had volunteered to look at that
I just hit the Download button from within Browse. The Activity gets
added to my Journal and is ready for use. I know there are other ways
to install something, but downloading to the Journal works just fine for me.
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