[Sugar-devel] badges for collaborative activities
David Van Assche
dvanassche at gmail.com
Tue Dec 13 13:33:21 EST 2011
How much has been done in terms of centralising the collaborative aspects
of applications by using the latest and greatest innovations to telepathy,
which surely must by now have many many hooks to allow for the funkiest of
ways to quickly and easily integrate collaborative sessions.
I suppose the main problem is still finding the creative aspects of this,
ie... what is the best way for students to share/collaborate an activity,
and should that activity then even collaborate across activites with others.
I took quite a stab at this a year or so ago, but got boggled down in the
serious intricacies of telepathy and the way it fits with dbus and how to
make the communication of elements be they on the same computer or across a
network easy to understand with examples of implementation. The examples
back when I was looking (tic tac toe was one) were so complex for such a
simple application that it scared me away completely. I wanted to
collaboratively create a quiz based app which would allow a class to take
turns answering questions, and then the program could keep track of how
well students where doing based on subject/timing/spelling, or whatever
else the program was supposed to help students with.
David Van Assche
On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 7:26 PM, C. Scott Ananian <cscott at cscott.net> wrote:
> I was playing with Sugar collaboration between my XO-1.75 and my
> crazy-nephew's XO-1.5 over the weekend. We wanted to "play together",
> but it was hard to find which activities would let us do so.
> What if we added a small badge (perhaps the "ring of dots" used to
> switch an activity from 'private' to 'shared') to activities on the
> home screen to indicate that they support collaboration? That would
> make it easy to tell which activities allow us to play together.
> ps. "Typing Turtle" is a great new activity which I hadn't seen before
> -- but it doesn't support collaboration. What if we could play the
> balloon-popping game together, with the first person to type the word
> getting points for popping the balloon?
> ( http://cscott.net/ )
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