[OLPC-Philippines] Pilot Software and Content
james at marasbaras.com
Sat Oct 11 03:05:31 EDT 2008
Browse mode ... perfect. This would be a good way to get a lot of content
going. The schools sorely lack materials. The DepEd-approved textbooks
If distributed in HTML form, the XO and other machines can use it. If our
work can span both XO and other platforms with little to no extra labor, I
think we should do it.
Although, I'm not sure how a publisher is going to react when we want to
give their work away free.
What do we see as the long-term model for delivering textbooks? Let's be
honest with ourselves, if we want to kids to have high-quality materials,
professionals are going to have to create them. And, with possibly a few
exceptions, that's not us.
Do we encourage the DepEd to take up a model of paying a license fee to have
appropriate digital content created to be distributed by XO and/or the web?
Or, is the current thinking that we can produce material that's good enough
and the DepEd can help us to constantly refine it?
In the latter case, can the kids rely on a constant supply of enough donated
labor to keep their materials up-to-date?
Lastly, am I foolishly asking questions that have been asked-and-answers
long ago and I've just missed the FAQ? :)
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[mailto:olpc-philippines-bounces at lists.laptop.org]On Behalf Of Jerome
Sent: Saturday, October 11, 2008 2:58 PM
To: ideasman88 at yahoo.com.au; OLPC Philippines/Pilipinas grassroots
Cc: Willie Pertubal
Subject: Re: [OLPC-Philippines] Pilot Software and Content
2008/10/11 Charles Chen <ideasman88 at yahoo.com.au>:
> 2. Identifying a suitable content to teach learning English for a Grade IV
> level class.
This content should be DepEd curriculum compliant, or the teaching
staff should be trained to what the XO-1+XS can provide then it can be
agreed upon on how the lessons can be delivered. What I am thinking in
the interim is that if there are any material that the school can
provide, it can be digitized and packaged as content for the Browse
activity, either in HTML or PDF format. It's quite simple but we can
structure it in a way to become more interactive with the Browse
activity. The current Chemistry material is a good example, along with
Let me know if this is workable then we can look into having this open
to the community.
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