[Olpc-open] [sugar] [Grassroots-l] G1G1 Pre-installed Activities Request for Help Testing
sverma at sfsu.edu
Thu Sep 25 13:04:53 EDT 2008
On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 1:12 PM, Sameer Verma <sverma at sfsu.edu> 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>
>>> 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.
>> 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.
> 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
> 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.
> Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
> Associate Professor of Information Systems
> San Francisco State University
> San Francisco CA 94132 USA
I've added a new set of factors to the spreadsheet which now reflects
the list from http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Creating_an_activity#Include_your_Activity_in_the_core.3F
This list is row 41 and below.
Before I go on and add more to it, is anyone interested in building
Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA
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