[Sur] [Sugar-devel] [FEATURE] Usage statistics gathering

Sridhar Dhanapalan sridhar en laptop.org.au
Lun Nov 28 00:33:44 EST 2011

We face similar challenges - we only have a few XS-AU servers out
there. We'll have to cache information and sync it back to the server
once Internet connectivity is re-established.

It seems that we should be working on the same code base.

On 28 November 2011 15:53, Sebastian Silva <sebastian en somosazucar.org> wrote:
> Hi Sridhar,
> No need for confusion, we are working on the same implementation of
> collection of
> usage statistics, as we have similar requirements.
> I have been coordinating with Aleksey to accomodate our requirements with
> his work.
> The only difference I see is that in Peru we can't count on having a
> schoolserver so the
> client will have to cache some data.
> Locally, for the previous study we collected journals, browser and error
> logs [1].
> Now user interaction events will be specifically recorded for research and
> feedback.
> An implementation of this functionality at the Sugar level (or X11+dbus)
> will facilitate research on use and metrics for improvement of the user's
> learning
> experience.
> It would be wonderful if researchers could agree on what metrics we would
> require to
> measure. I'm proposing from our previous experience to begin with Activity
> Focus / unfocus
> as well as start/stop as a reference.
> I have been following OLPC-AU's process and consider your experience a model
> for
> the Puno startup deployment.
> I am cc'ing Julián Cristia who is an economist working with the IADB and one
> of the
> authors of quite an extensive Experimental Assessment of OLPC Peru [2].
> Also cc'ing the Puno team.
> Warm regards,
> Sebastian
> [1] http://git.sugarlabs.org/recolectar-datos
> [2] http://idbdocs.iadb.org/wsdocs/getdocument.aspx?docnum=35422036
> El 27/11/11 17:43, Sridhar Dhanapalan escribió:
> I'm confused - there seem to be two implementations of what looks to
> be the same thing!
> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_Server_Kit/Usage_Statistics#Monitor
> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Features/Statistics_gathering
> Aleksey's (the first link) is being developed with input from OLPC
> Australia. We are engaged with respected academic researchers to
> professionally evaluate educational outcomes from our XOs. Ethics and
> privacy issues are being taken care of. We hope that what we are
> building here can be of benefit to the wider Sugar community as well.
> It might be a good idea if we could pool our talents around one
> implementation.
> Sridhar Dhanapalan
> Engineering Manager
> One Laptop per Child Australia

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