Curricular & Health Content, Wartorn Deployment, Metrics & Eval

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  • <CanoeBerry> Speaker Mike Dawson beginning!
  • <CanoeBerry> Audio only, via Skype.
  • <CanoeBerry> Live from Afghanistan.
  • <ntt> Talking about content (curriculum and health)
  • <ntt> Content must be locally relevant
  • <ntt> Two standard responses to XO demonstration: 1. Neat toy 2. This is useless
  • <ntt> *garbled*
  • <ntt> Giving people ideas for what they want
  • <ntt> Taken Afghan curriculum (math, sci., religion) added games, audio
  • <ntt> Basis for blended leaning experience
  • <ntt> Learning at home and school important.
  • <ntt> Assess need and reality yourself.
  • <ntt> *garbled
  • <ntt> Assessed: Startling time deficit in Afghanistan
  • <ntt> 410 hours = school year in Afg.
  • <ntt> So many kids, teaching in shifts, teachers can't even mark homework
  • <ntt> Not effective.
  • <ntt> Pitch:
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  • <ntt> "you have so little time to do stuff, the laptop does that for you"
  • <ntt> Don't expect magic attitudes, expect magic issues sans magic answers.
  • <ntt> Enhanced frontpage-like elearning generator
  • <ntt> eXe Learning
  • <ntt> saves files as HTML + JS
  • <CanoeBerry> http://paiwastoon.af/eldep
  • <CanoeBerry> "eXe Learning DHTML Educ Game/Activity Plugins"
  • <ntt> carol ruth silver: people want link to it
  • <ntt> eXelearning.org is probably in english
  • <CanoeBerry> Avoid eXelearning.org
  • <CanoeBerry> Stale site.
  • <ntt> That version won't have the formats we made here
  • <ntt> *garbled* website for that
  • <CanoeBerry> Instead use: http://paiwastoon.af/eldep
  • <ntt> mike@paiwastoon.com.af to contact
  • <ntt> Constructionism is a spectrum
  • <ntt> Rote ----------------- Handing out XO sans teacher
  • <ntt> Once time issue is dealed with,
  • <ntt> Health activity exis*garbled*
  • <ntt> When it goes inside the house it really does have an impact
  • <ntt> someone: "When I saw these pictures on the XO I always wash my hands now cooking"
  • <ntt> If you spend ~300 on XO program when you could have used penicil, paper, training
  • <ntt> you haven't helped you've hurt
  • <ntt> We have to grapple with this
  • <ntt> Getting XO on low income is hard
  • <ntt> *garbled*
  • <ntt> If we don't do that, we say no.
  • <ntt> It's not the right way to spend $
  • <ntt> We can get better outcomes with the cheaper methods
  • <ntt> Cognition, creativity, stability, anti-insurgency
  • <ntt> You can't look at a control school with nothing.
  • <ntt> If you spend $300 on laptops and compare to no funding
  • <ntt> Not valid
  • <ntt> Question
  • <ntt> Do you have sample text/charts/pages describing this
  • <ntt> Link, uh, there are a couple of resources
  • <ntt> Handbook for monitoring in ICT about 300 pages long
  • <ntt> Also, USAID has frameworks for assessment
  • <ntt> I think what I was saying *garbled*
  • <ntt> Upload notes to olpcsf.org
  • <ntt> Hans Roslin, epidemiologist for doctors without border said at TEDc
  • <ntt> *x
  • <ntt> Greatest impact is 15-10 year earlier increase in female education
  • <ntt> Not very optimal
  • <ntt> Stuff like fertility control
  • <ntt> also hygiene
  • <ntt> If you had a wishlist for content (</irony>) to address education for girls
  • <ntt> First problem: It's harder for girls to go away for significant periods of time.
  • <ntt> Lack of role models.
  • <ntt> Access to quality educ. exp.
  • <ntt> most important thing: Bring into the house
  • <ntt> Give girls, boys equal access
  • <ntt> Girls still need to know critical thinking, maths, science
  • <ntt> *garbled*
  • <ntt> Get female teachers up to scratch
  • <ntt> Training training training
  • <ntt> In terms of health materials
  • <ntt> Simple interactive stuff about hygiene, birth control... sensitive. do locally.
  • <ntt> Lots of paper content
  • <ntt> Problem: When people make static content it does not lead to that behavioral change
  • <ntt> *garbled*
  • <ntt> Creating interactive materials: feedback
  • <ntt> more effective
  • <ntt> Unfortunately not much can be done remotely
  • <ntt> Microfinance
  • <ntt> We did survey of microfinance institutions: goal: microfinance matching app
  • <ntt> I'm 30yo need $x do to y"
  • <ntt> Educating potential clients
  • <ntt> Collegue disbelieved
  • <ntt> If you prematch people to institutions that will support them
  • <ntt> each institution has rules
  • <ntt> Sending peopel to the right place
  • <ntt> Get abstracts from Pubmed
  • <ntt> doctor's database
  • <ntt> Best story to illustrate issue
  • <ntt> Someone called fire station
  • <ntt> there's a leaking fuel tank
  • <ntt> Fire department says "what's it made out of"
  • <ntt> metal
  • <ntt> You should get a welder to weld it shut
  • <ntt> Where do babies come from
  • <ntt> Fixing common misconceptions
  • <ntt> snopes focused on medical stuff
  • <ntt> *garbled*
  • <ntt> E
  • <ntt> Beth Santos presenting
  • <ntt> Etoys presentation on health curriculum
  • <ntt> Potable Water
  • <ntt> It's a colouring book in eToys, animated
  • <ntt> Alright back to Mike
  • <ntt> Ran through this slideshow under
  • <ntt> http://talknicer.com/olpcsf.ppt
  • <ntt> speach recog.
  • <ntt> to teach reading
  • <ntt> On low end equip
  • <ntt> Optimally: 2:1 student:teacher ratio
  • <ntt> Pessimally: 5:1
  • <ntt> No doubts that people want to learn to read
  • <ntt> JULIUS
  • <ntt> hidden markov model
  • <ntt> Can take speech > text, but usually for C2
  • <ntt> If we convert from triphones to diphones
  • <ntt> Save space, RAM
  • <ntt> also easier to do
  • <ntt> Trying to get web to have mic upload
  • <ntt> Flash uses Speex
  • <ntt> Help Gnash
  • <ntt> You can do access
  • <ntt> dialect, etc
  • <ntt> There's a patent.
  • <ntt> ONLY do a reading tutor
  • <ntt> if you make a speech tutor
  • <ntt> you hit the patent
  • <ntt> http://librivox.org
  • <ntt> http://voxforge.org
  • <ntt> Jim@talknicer.com
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