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RE: [K12OSN] Sugar desktop.



On Tue, 2008-08-19 at 07:45 -0400, Steven Santos wrote:
> >> Correct me if I'm wrong, but the successor to K12LTSP (and the  
> >> previous non-EL K12LTSP releases) are based on Fedora, so doesn't that  
> >> automatically make Sugar available?
> >> 
> >> Nils Breunese.
> 
> > Yes, the desktop packages themselves will be available soon in Fedora.
> 
> > We need to solve the 'Full, turnkey install for use in schools' part
> > before we are widely accepted in schools.
> 
> Meaning what, exactly?
> 
We don't really know yet.  That's why thought I would ask you guys;)


Seriously, the question of what can we do to use technology to help kids
learn is still open.

At Sugar Labs, we are taking the approach that learning benefits from a
exploratory and collaborative approach.

The OLPC approach is to provide an entire educational 'stack'.  The
stack includes hardware, software, and content.  There are certain
advantages to that approach.

At Sugar Labs, we are trying to modularize the stack so consumers can
pick and chose which hardware, software, (desktop, server, and,
activities), and content they want to implement.

Our first phase had been to increase the number of platforms that
support the Sugar desktop.  There are active groups building packages
for Fedora, Debian, and Ubuntu.  Educational SIGS are taking the
packages and rolling them into Sugar spins and liveCDs.

We are working with embedded groups to help them port Sugar to various
devices.

The second phase is to start developing various Sugar server setups that
can take advantage of the collaborative element of the desktop.  Then
make these server setups available to educators for feedback about what
work and what does not work.

It seems the the k12ltsp is a good match for developing such a server
setup.

thanks
dfarning


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