[Server-devel] RIT XS Teacher Reporting Project (Math4RIT)
jrgreen118 at gmail.com
Sat May 2 22:26:59 EDT 2009
On Sat, May 2, 2009 at 10:06 PM, Caroline Meeks <solutiongrove at gmail.com>wrote:
> On Sat, May 2, 2009 at 8:45 PM, Jeremiah Green <jrgreen118 at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Hello All,
>> Currently at RIT we are working on a project in which we hope to utilize
>> modified Moodle modules and a customized XS School Server operating system.
>> Our goal is to allow results, or grades, from student activities to be
>> readily available to teachers. Based on their wants and needs, the teachers
>> can then generate custom reports on a class or student and have the ability
>> to determine what types of problems students are finding most difficult. In
>> the end we imagine the XS environment running on an XO itself, allowing the
>> teachers the same portability as the students. Our wiki page can be found
>> here: http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Teacher_Reporting . It's a work in
>> progress, so things aren't as neat or complete as it will be in the future.
> I usually think of many teachers and many classes using the same XS. Does
> your model allow this? If so, it really doesn't matter to the teacher if
> Moodle is running on his or her personal laptop or on a central machine
> located somewhere in the school right?
This sounds like a possible user issue to me. When the students and teachers
use the same hardware, do the logon separately or do they just use the same
user name or credentials? Even if they use the same credentials, our goal is
to modify an existing module to allow us to enter more data fields into the
database. I think using this we can add identifying information to both the
applications, when they are initialized, and the database.
We've also toyed with the idea that teachers, at least in the U.S., aren't
going to have XO laptops. Unfortunately, we haven't had much interfacing
with the teacher community as of yet, so were not sure what the
infrastructures are at the schools. In the model I see the Moodle server,
web server, and database server could reside on an XO, a teachers laptop, a
single other school server, or separate servers.
>> We've really only just started working with the school server environment
>> and initially our development is using virtual machines, by way of Virtual
>> Box software. Thus far using online documentation and previous Fedora
>> knowledge, we've been able to install the XS operating system, install
>> MySQL, install PHP, with alot of tweaking got Gnome installed and running,
>> and installed Moodle. We modified the built in websever to use the moddle
>> directories as default, but were unable to ever load the index.php page. Any
>> suggestions on something we may have missed on the webserver end?
>> Also, if anyone has any suggestions based on the information I provided
>> above for any further resources please feel free to send them to us.
>> Currently we concentrating on getting Moodle up and running and figuring out
>> how the modules store things in the database. Any help or suggestions would
>> be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
>> Jeremiah Green
>> RIT OLPC Development
>> Teacher Reporting Project
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> Caroline Meeks
> Solution Grove
> Caroline at SolutionGrove.com
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