[Olpc-open] First Demo of Learning activities

Bryan Berry bryan.berry at gmail.com
Thu Oct 18 01:07:25 EDT 2007

OLE Nepal's first demo of learning activities are out just in time for
Dashain. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dashain

Read a description here:

Download them from here
(25 MB)

To run the demo you must first install the Squeak plugin, which is
available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. You can download Squeak at
http://www.squeakland.org. Pls download, comment, and enjoy

These activities are geared to Grade 2 Nepali students. For the next 10
months we are focused on developing learning activities for Grades 2 & 6
that match the Nepali curriculum. We are working w/ the Nepali govt to
make sure that the activities match the learning objectives for these
grades. This ensures our activities will be part of an eventual
government pilot of OLPC.

We made these activities somewhat familiar to existing Nepali textbooks.
So far, Nepali kids and adults really like them. We hope to build
activities that are both constructionist AND make Nepali teachers,
officials, parents, and kids comfortable. 

The OLE Nepal Engineering and Design Team are:

Surendra Sedain
Ram Krishna
Luke Gorrie

Graphic Design: 
Om Yadav

With continual advice and support from educator Christine Stone and Dr.
Saurav Dev Bhatta

We have not licensed these activities yet but we expect to license them
under either the BSD License or the Squeak license, which is very
similar to BSD. Either way they will be open source. All activities
developed by OLE Nepal will be open-source.

We have not yet determined the licenses for some of the images used in
these activities. Some may be proprietary (we got a few from google
images). This is only a demo. After Dashain we will go through and make
sure all the images used are open-source.

We welcome contributions and comments. A 10 day Nepali holiday starts
today so much of our development team is out trekking in the Himalayas
until Oct 29th. 

Bryan W. Berry
OLE Nepal, http://nepal.ole.org

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