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

Bobby Powers bobbypowers at gmail.com
Tue May 13 15:45:45 EDT 2008

On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 9:14 PM, Edward Cherlin <echerlin at gmail.com> wrote:

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

Personally I would hope it includes peer-reviewed research.  Does anyone
have links to how constructionist teaching methods compare to traditional
ones? (sorry if people have posted this before... its been hard to keep up
with all the mail)

Bobby Powers
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