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

Sridhar Dhanapalan sridhar en laptop.org.au
Lun Nov 28 00:40:26 EST 2011

For the benefit of others, we're tracking our own effort at

Aleksey is working on this upstream.

On 28 November 2011 16:33, Sridhar Dhanapalan <sridhar en laptop.org.au> wrote:
> 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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