[Olpc-open] Re: Broadcast Multimedia Courses
ga at ed4u.com
Mon Nov 20 13:40:57 EST 2006
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> From: Tom Potts <tompotts at itsosbroadband.co.uk>
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> From: Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de>
> Subject: Re: [Olpc-open] How will the OLPC truly help education?
> To: Henry Skelton <dimensiondude.oss at gmail.com>
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> On Nov 19, 2006, at 1:07 , Henry Skelton wrote:
>> Now that is certainly nice, but how is it better than regular books?
> Do regular books come with unlimited supply of paper and color pens?
> With scissors and glue to make your own collages? There is a whole
> lot of infrastructure that we take for granted in our schools, which
> is just not the case everywhere.
> In addition, computers with the right software offer a *lot* more
Apologies from a newcomer if this is not the proper discussion list.
We have for some time been working on a multimedia course broadcast
system, initially on MacOSX, which appears could be easily modifiable to be
well suited for client use in the laptop program. One of the simpler modes
of operation could satisfy one of the request in the "suggestions area" for
a presentation program with synchronized charts and audio
<http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Presentation_software>. However, I have a few
- It appears that C++ is not quite there yet. Plans?
- What about including PostgreSQL as a standard library component? I am a
believer that most software should be based on database storage
- Although I think I understand the altruistic goals of the program, is
there commercialization potential within the program? We are currently
resubmitting a (modified) proposal to NSF that is due Dec. 4 and are trying
to decide whether to retarget part of the proposal goals to the laptop
- Are there other particular funding sources that might be interested in
our efforts. We are a for-profit company, but have also set up a 501(c)(3)
for specific programs.
G. Gordon Apple, PhD
118 Chelle Ln
Little Rock, AR 72223
ga at ed4u.com
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