Thursday, September 30, 2010

Class Project List

I have updated our project page on the sugarlabs wiki as well as compiled a list of the class and their blogs, projects, and wiki user pages.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Class 09/28/10

Today we spent most of the day working with Sugar On A Stick and then had a lecture about learning and teaching.

Some students have also taken the time to update their wiki pages, blogs, and issues with joining upstream projects. An example is the Translator blot is abandon-ware, getting access to the fedora hosted trac will be useful for the team.

Irc Log:
Meeting ended Tue Sep 28 15:50:54 2010 UTC.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Class: 09/23/10

Course

This course will introduce students to the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and Open Content movements, the open source development process, the ways in which OS IP is integrating with the profit sector, the design of educational materials for K-12 students and their teachers, and to the open questions of the efficacy of technology in the classroom.
Students will learn FOSS process and Tools with class projects that support the One Laptop Per Child community by creating educational content and software for free distribution to students and teachers around the world. The OLPC project is driven by a world-wide community.
For this course students will be expected to attend and make final presentations to the RIT and Rochester FOSS communities via the monthly Pythonistas meetings, which you will attend in-lieu of a classroom day 2-3 times in the quarter as calendars of both the class and the Pythonistas allow. Students will also become members of the Sugar and OLPC international communities. Local FOSS community members may join us in class sessions as well. Treat them as you would another instructor, but they’re also your peers in moving this innovative project forward.
Source: The Course Syllabus

For more, see the RIT page on Teaching Open Source

Blogs

We have set up a Planet for the course where all our students are required and encouraged to post their experiences and work in the open community.

Projects

Our project list has been posted, so here it is.

IRC Meeting

Our class uses #rit-innovation on freenode.

We will try to keep some notes in irc, it should hopefully improve in future logs.

Meeting ended Thu Sep 23 15:51:43 2010 UTC.

HFOSS Planet

Well I just started our own planet for the Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software Class (HFOSS). All students are required to create and manage a blog during the duration (and hopefully following) the class. Their blogs should talk about their projects, homeworks, and experiences in the open source community.

Please feel free to check it out at http://foss.rit.edu/planet/hfoss/ (Recursion for anyone reading this on the planet? :p )

Thursday, September 16, 2010

A new year begins at RIT

At RIT, we have started a new year. This year our OLPC Class is focusing on working on past projects and requested projects from the community.

We have already introduced the class to IRC and have given out some xo's.

The class with their new xo's.

From OLPC

Potential Projects