[Olpc-open] [laptop.org #5081] OLPC-XpertUniverse
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Mon Apr 7 19:59:02 EDT 2008
Are there any educators interested in working on seeding an expert database
project? Michael O'Hara has offered to help make something like this happen
for a network of children and teachers, rather than of adult professional
'experts' (see below). It is worth discussing the role of peers, older
children, and teachers in the community of expertise in a school or town.
On Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 6:14 PM, Michael O'Hara <mohara at xpertuniverse.com>
> Thank you for the encouraging note. We would be happy to set up a
> demonstration environment for the use of those already involved in the OLPC
> program. What might work best, is to work with you to identify about a
> dozen 'experts', or volunteers, on your end, that we could populate into a
> 'mock' expert database. These 'experts' would serve as the educators, or
> experts, that connect with the students. Once we go through that fairly
> simple process, the next step would be to identify a few 'common challenges'
> and 'common skills' that a student, and expert would have respectively.
> This way the experience would reflect much the same as it would be in a
> real-time, real-world experience.
> The rest of the process lies on our end to populate theOLPC/XpertUniverse
> Management platform and launch the environment. The process itself should
> not take long, and could be facilitated in approximately 2-3 weeks.
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