Wednesday, September 22, 2010

HTML5 + JS: The Future of Open EducationThere's much to think about here.

The Background: the One Laptop Per Child project offers  cheap computing in remote locations. However, 1) Flash™ has many issues, especially with internationalization and 2) most open source contributors aren't sitting around with an OLPC platform, nor do they see that their friends, family, and future employers will be. So how to entice them?

The Proposal: create Flash™ equivalent education apps that run only in the browser, that use only HTML5 plus JavaScript. For example, Adding Up to 10; more lessons.

This presentation was essentially a plea for help extending the work began in a Google Summer of Code project. Yet it's also a great thought piece on the issues confronting anyone who aims to teach the world.

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