[Grassroots-l] [sugar] G1G1 Pre-installed Activities Request for Help Testing

Ixo X oxI ixo at myna.ws
Sun Sep 21 19:34:40 EDT 2008


FYI,
   I made a few quick edits...  organized it a bit more, made a glossary
tab/page (to define those confusing terms).

I also started a list of 'checklist items', which Activities need before
they can become part of the 'G1G1v2 Activity Pack'.  (I didn't know the
specific details, but put down some ideas.... )

If the list of activities gets too long, we may think about pivoting the
table around... but it's going to be difficult with a long criteria list.

-iXo

On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 13:41, Sameer Verma <sverma at sfsu.edu> wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 3:06 PM, rihoward1 at gmail.com
> <rihoward1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Sameer thanks for making the spreadsheet world  editable
> > By the way how are you defining the following terms:-
> >
> > Stability
> > Performance
> > Child Utility
> > Technical Utility
> > Grown-up utility
> > Lines of code
>
>
> I'm not. I just pulled out a few items that came to me. Ideally, the
> Sugar team should be making this list.
>
>
> >
> > Good definitions of these terms noted in the spreadsheet will reduce
> > ambiguity.
>
> Agreed. Like a good data dictionary.
>
> Sameer
> --
> Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
> Associate Professor of Information Systems
> San Francisco State University
> San Francisco CA 94132 USA
> http://verma.sfsu.edu/
> http://opensource.sfsu.edu/
>
>
> > Nothing like ambiguity to cause misunderstanding.
> >
> >
> >
> > On Sep 21, 2008, at 12:11 PM, Sameer Verma wrote:
> >
> >> On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 1:59 PM, rihoward1 at gmail.com
> >> <rihoward1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On Sep 21, 2008, at 11:12 AM, Sameer Verma wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> On Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at 6:00 PM, Seth Woodworth <seth at laptop.org>
> wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> On Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at 12:46 PM, Walter Bender
> >>>>> <walter.bender at gmail.com>
> >>>>> wrote:
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> In fact, there is a great deal of data from the field in the form of
> >>>>>> the activity packs that Peru, Uruguay, et al. developed. These
> >>>>>> collections have been vetted and tested extensively and have a
> >>>>>> built-in community of support. They are learning-centric
> collections,
> >>>>>> but presumably, those G1G1 purchasers who are interested in other
> >>>>>> pursuits will run Fedora/GNOME or XP.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> -walter
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I'm not convinced that they are well-tested.  They included News
> >>>>> Reader,
> >>>>> which hasn't worked for the last several releases.  That doesn't
> >>>>> suggest
> >>>>> to
> >>>>> me that their activities went through any kind of extensive testing
> >>>>> before
> >>>>> deployment.   They have since been tested in the field by children.
>  I
> >>>>> *haven't* seen much feedback from kids yet.  At least not from South
> >>>>> American and not any broad spectrum.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> ---Seth
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> In an attempt to make the decision-making process more unbiased (or at
> >>>> least more multi-criteria) I've put up a basic spreadsheet for a
> >>>> scoring matrix at
> >>>> http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=p_Xhb6KcXLyEViA50CnCaDg&hl=en
> >>>
> >>> Well I logged in to google docs, but I cannot edit this spreadsheet.  I
> >>> wanted to add Chat to the matrix as this activity is an extremely
> useful
> >>> communication tool for both children and adults.  I know G1G1 users
> that
> >>> spend at least 80% of their XO usage  with Chat and they have reported
> to
> >>> me
> >>> that they have observed children having a wonderful time using Chat to
> >>> communicate with their friends even when their friends  were in the
> same
> >>> room.
> >>
> >> I've made it world-editable. Alternatively, you can download the
> >> spreadsheet and play with it in Excel or OpenOffice.
> >>
> >>>
> >>> Gmail activity seems redundant as Gmail is reachable from Browse.
> >>>
> >>
> >> Yes, but it exists. Feel free to add as many activities as needed.
> >>
> >> Sameer
> >>>>
> >>>> In the spreadsheet, there are three main components. Column B has
> >>>> factors such as stability, performance, etc to assess against. I just
> >>>> made these up, but feel free to make your own. The weights (column C)
> >>>> essentially defines the importance of each factor as a percentage of a
> >>>> total of 100%. The rest of the columns are for each activity. Feel
> >>>> free to add your own. Score them on a scale of 1 to 10. Each score
> >>>> gets weighted and you'll see totals at the bottom. Sort for the totals
> >>>> in Descending order and skim off the top 10.
> >>>>
> >>>> There you have it. Multi-criteria decision-making made simple.
> >>>>
> >>>> Sameer
> >>>> --
> >>>> Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
> >>>> Associate Professor of Information Systems
> >>>> San Francisco State University
> >>>> San Francisco CA 94132 USA
> >>>> http://verma.sfsu.edu/
> >>>> http://opensource.sfsu.edu/
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