Martin Langhoff — our School Server Architect, and long time core Moodle developer reports:
The Moodle UK community just had one of the best MoodleMoots ever. I had the good chance to keynote there, to tell the community about my almost-year away working on XS plumbing, and how it’s now the time to turn the XS into a learning tool.
Social constructivism runs strong in the Moodle community, so when we talk of opening doors to our users’ curiosity, they know first hand about it. And it is a good thing to be able to pierce through the media doom and gloom stories and tell them about the good things that are actually happening on the ground.
The feedback was fantastic, and I am hoping to form a “Moodle-on-XS” test team, and to draw together many very active teachers from the K-12 space to help map out how to make Moodle better for primary schoolers.
You can watch the keynote on video — select the “Moodle and OLPC” video here: http://cardiffschools.net/~tv/cy/moodle.htm
- Twitterrific coverage: http://www.coveritlive.com/index.php?option=com_altcaster&task=siteviewaltcast&altcast_code=9962232a6e
- The main page for this Moot: http://moodlemoot.org/course/view.php?id=8
- Some great pics on Flickr
- Blog coverage
what an amazing idea with OLPC. Am interesting in implementing this in Liberia, west Africa. I will like to know how to go about it? This will really work . I was able to travel there and helped in teaching , i had my laptop and children were amused to see it and how the machine(laptop) could connect to the world . please, i’m very interested in this idea. contacted me please. wonderful idea and great minds!