[OLPC-GSoC] Typing Tutor: LetsType
echerlin at gmail.com
Sat Apr 5 14:42:39 EDT 2008
On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 3:40 PM, Prakhar Agarwal <prakhar.jiit at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Everyone!
> Please go through following links for your reference:
> My proposal: wiki.laptop.org/go/LetsType
> My homepage: prakhar.jiit.googlepages.com
> Well, I have been going through some of the existing typing tutors for some
> days and have understood some important aspects common to all. In my
> endeavour to contribute a typing tutor to XO, I would also like to have your
> I suppose many of you must have used a typing tutor. It would be very
> useful for me to get an overview of your experience.
> I give prime importance to "User feedback" of any application. Therefore, I
> would like to initiate a small idea generation phase called *USER Phase* as
> the very first stage of developing the typing tutor activity.
> Post your suggestions/ideas here or at wiki.laptop.org/go/Talk:LetsType
At one time I could touch-type in eight different writing systems, so
I have given this a lot of thought. I'll post comments tonight. Right
now I'm off to a meeting.
> They can be:
> 1. Features you desire
> 2. Important flaws that you noticed in your past experiences
> 3. New ideas
> 4. Suggestions on exercises/content for typing tutor
> 5. Suggestions on GUI(what best suits a child's level? I feel its a game,
> how about you?) and the overall look and feel
> 6. Any references for me?
> 7. Criticism is most welcome
> Participate openly in this *User phase* and win lots of praise and blessings
> from me!!
> I hope to have a healthy brainstorming session with everyone.
> Another Query:
> I have got some feedback regarding the support for multi-language from the
> start. I have no idea how to go about doing this and completing the
> localization within GSoC schedule. Keeping the widespread use of XO Laptop
> in mind, I have already mentioned in my application about localizing the
> activity in other languages soon after the English version is complete. Your
> suggestions in this context can help me a lot.
> Prakhar Agarwal
> Technical Head - Library R&D Team
> 3rd Year
> B.Tech, IT
> JIIT University,Noida
> "Life is the greatest teacher"
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