[Its.an.education.project] An OLPC Development Model

Edward Cherlin echerlin at gmail.com
Tue May 13 15:14:29 EDT 2008

On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 6:37 PM, Martin Langhoff
<martin.langhoff at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, May 10, 2008 at 2:03 AM, Jim Gettys <jg at laptop.org> wrote:
>  > I have always believed we need Sugar.  One only has to watch a child
>  > struggle with a conventional desktop (Windows, Linux or Mac) to see the
>  > need
>  It's a lot more than that . When you contrast the current WIMP UI and
>  generic apps with UIs built for _learning_, it's frustrating to the
>  point of being ridiculous how what we know as "conventional" UIs get
>  in the way.

You and I have seen it, but we need to show it to the rest of the
world. Would anybody be interested in doing videos of children at
different computers, with commentary on what's happening, or not

What is the Constructivist way to teach grown-ups about how children learn?

>  Having constructivist thinking behind the UI makes a huge difference
>  when you are working with kids. It has made moodle what it is (the
>  project lead is a fantastic programmer as well as an educationalist,
>  and he cares a ton about the UI).
>  I would not work in an educational project without a clear UI concept,
>  and Sugar is - in that sense - fantastic.
>  cheers,
>  m
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