[Olpc-open] friendly manual

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[Olpc-open] friendly manual

Postby Edward Cherlin » Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:24 pm

On Dec 22, 2007 11:14 PM, Michael Burns <maburns@gmail.com (maburns@gmail.com)> wrote:
Was there a reason you decided to start anew, rather than extend the User Guide? It would be great if we had a more cohesive, less fragmented wiki namespace (and unified documentation, to boot).

Indeed, there is a reason. I am working on a discovery guide that tells as little as possible of what is discoverable up front. The aim is to give a taste of discovery to adult XO purchasers, so they get the idea of what this is all about. Then I want to show them (help them discover) how to introduce children to collaborative discovery on the XO, rather than try to teach them.

Another aim is to document the claim that teacher training is not essential for the OLPC program to work, and to provide the essential teacher training to make it even more wildly successful.



On Dec 22, 2007 10:39 PM, Edward Cherlin <echerlin@gmail.com (echerlin@gmail.com)> wrote:


On Dec 22, 2007 9:15 PM, Michael Burns <maburns@gmail.com (maburns@gmail.com)> wrote:
On Dec 22, 2007 7:57 PM, gnome <gnome@greenglim.com (gnome@greenglim.com)> wrote:

Yes, indeed. There's a distinct lack of a friendly manual. Maybe this
is something we could do as a community?





I have started a new document, Discovering the OLPC XO, which I will post when it has a bit more form. In the meantime, please use


http://wiki.laptop.org/go/User_guide

Indeed, it is community-editabled wiki designed to be a simple, friendly user manual. Suggestions always welcome.



Please post questions that this guide does not answer on the talk page there, or on the New Users page. We also need to gather the pages containing existing answers. I plan to link to them from OLPC Publications on the Wiki, or from the relevant page for each publication. You are welcome to help.

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[Olpc-open] friendly manual

Postby Edward Cherlin » Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:27 pm

On Dec 23, 2007 9:13 PM, Seth Woodworth <seth@isforinsects.com (seth@isforinsects.com)> wrote:
Gnome: I am feeling a growing concern about a perceived separation between the OLPCnews community (Blog and Forum) and the development community (Wiki, forum, chat and IRC).


I am putting the suggestion into my OLPCNews articles and forum posts that people move substantive discussions and project ideas to the Wiki and OLPC discussions, rather than split efforts by starting anything new elsewhere.
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