"A mind is not a vessel to be filled but a flame to be kindled." - Plutarch
What is Muscovado Project?
"The Muscovado project aims to develop localized educational content for, and support deployments of, the Sugar Learning Platform in the Philippines. The Sugar Learning Platform was originally developed for the One Laptop Per Child XO but now runs on most computers. By promoting the innovative use of this technology, we hope to encourage collaborative learning and critical thinking, leading to a quality education for our children."
Muscovado Project Goal
APC, Muscovado’s project proponent, has sought eKindling’s support and participation in the implementation since the project objectives are consistent with eKindling’s mission and goals. Some of Muscovado’s objectives are: *To promote the use of the Sugar Learning Platform.
- Mobilize the participation of select Higher Education Institution and High School students as developers of learning activities for 4th grade students.
- Conduct competition and awarding of best learning activities.
- The project which kicked off in March of this year, shall run til December, 2010. The Muscovado learning activities produced will be used in select eKindling’s partner schools.
by: Tessa Vergar-Yuvienco
Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) Signing
- On June 11, 2010, eKindling and Asia Pacific College (APC) in the Philippines signed a Memorandum of Agreement for the action research project Muscovado: Adapting the Sugar Learning Platform to the Philippine Context. Asia Pacific College was awarded a grant by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to launch Muscovado, named after unrefined dark sugar in the Philippines. This project is designed to develop learning software for primary education using open source technology.
From left to right: Ms. Teresita Medado, Professor. Raymond Baquirin, Kindler's Tessa and Joel Yuvienco