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Here is a useful set of models for learning physics I discovered some time ago: (External Link)

Would it make sense to construct learning activities with incomplete versions of such software – students could then develop the programs (e.g. defineformulae) their own way as part of the learning. The complete source code would represent a solution to the exercise?

In a wiki environment, I can imagine pages on specific needs for a piece of software, describing new use cases which software developers might like to implement incollaboration with the learners etc. as part of their software engineering programmes.

In terms of content development, I recently heard of a project using collaborative video production as a means of “crossing culturalborders”.

The great thing about software development and video co-production, is that they are sufficiently complex to require some co-planning, role and design negotiation,critical thinking and technical skill. Here is a project which emphasises a general ability which all learners should acquire through school: “… the skill ofanalysis. … the ability to break a complex problem into pieces, identify familiar patterns in the pieces, solve them using existing tools, and synthesize the results into aview or answer.” (External Link)

“We want to ensure that learners graduate with this ability, making them effective, successful, productive and fulfilled members of society.”

It might be useful to extend some of the ideas here into other levels of education and introduce social constructionist learning and cbpp in the development of thetool

For content production, see also (External Link) as an example of an open movie built with FLOSS (www.blender.org) and with production files freely available.

Much of the above type of activity is happening already (links welcome), we are not short of ideas and encouraging such activities can only help - even if it is donein low/no connectivity environments, and is seen as nurturing the existing culture of collaboration and sharing in readiness for cbpp when access for all becomes a reality.

I think we agree that the people in Africa are likely to take to cbpp quite naturally on account of the traditional cultures, and by being less affected by theartificial barriers.

In summary, embedding cbpp across curricular is recommended, and generating a culture of collaborative learning is a good idea, though the impact may bedelayed and less pronounced in places where access is limited. FLOSS and collaborative free/libre/open content development may serve as good vehicles to promote cbpp, though therequired culture of sharing may be nurtured even without the Internet.

Speaking of peer production, it might be useful to share:

  • links to sites and papers of relevance to this discussion.
  • research questions
  • software – FLOSS for Education.

4. Kim Tucker - May 7th, 2007 at 7:49 am

Response to Wayne:

It is great to see so much happening around libre and open resources for education.

Questions & Answers

What is scarcity.
Npoanlarb Reply
when there is adequate resources
why our wants are limited
Npoanlarb Reply
nooo want is unlimited but resources are limited
and do to that there occurs scarcity and we have to make choice in order to have what we need if need be I will explain more
our wants are not limited but rather the resources
as we know that there are two principle of microeconomics scarcity of resources and they have alternative uses...
yes .....
because our resources are limited./we have a limited resources.
what is demand
Thank Reply
demand is something wt we called in economic theory of demand it simply means if price of product is increase then demand of product will decrease
inverse relationship between demand and price
in microeconomic
demand is what and how much you want and what's your need...
how can one be so with economics even while you have less knowledge in mathematics.
why is it that some products increases everyday by day
Chiamaka Reply
because demand is increase
because demand is increase
but how demand increases?
Because of the Marketing and purchasing power of people.
but how could we know that people's demands have increased everyday by day and how could we know that this is time to produced the products in the market. Is any connection among them
for normal good people demand remain the same if price of product will increase or not
see that some product which increases day by day is comes under normal good which is used by consumer
Seems hot discussing going here
If there are less products demand starts to increase for those products
Economics is really interesting to learn ....
see there is Inferior goods ands normal goods inferior good demand is rarely increase whereas as we talk about normal good demand will absolutely Increase whether price is increase or not
and demand for normal goods increase cause people's income as a while increases time to time
and it might also be that the cost of raw materials are high.
may be
obviously because demand is increasing.....and price is getting low.....
hmmm there is inverse relationship between demand and price
This is because the supply of those products in relation to raw materials are decreasing and they are also necessities. This crate shortage in the market, so sellers will rise the prices of those products.
Importance of economics
Odunayomi Reply
the nature and significance of economics studies
What is demand
Shuaib Reply
deman is amount of goods and services a consumer is willing and able to buy or purchase at a given price.
the willingness and ability of a body to purchase goods nd servicesbis called demand ,so if she/has ability but doesn't have willingness it's not a demand same if she or he has willingness but doesn't has ability it's not a demand too
Demand refers to as quantities of a goods and services in which consumers are willing and able to purchase at a given period of time and demand can also be defined as the desire or willingness and backed by the ability to pay.
What is Choice
Choice refers to the ability of a consumer or producer to decide which good, service or resource to purchase or provide from a range of possible options. Being free to chose is regarded as a fundamental indicator of economic well being and development.
choice is a act of selecting or choosing from the numerous or plenty wants.
demand is want and it is also what you need and able to afford a particular period of time... because demand changes with time.
Demand refers to the ability of the consumer to pay for a particular product at a given price
how does consumer make profit
Clifford Reply
by buying goods in bulk.
Compare and contract the function of commercial bank and the central bank of Nigeria
Akwi Reply
what do think is the difference between overhead costs and prime cost
what is economics
Mohamed Reply
economics is a social science that study's how resources can be used to produce goods and services for society
Economic is a science which studies human behavior as a relationship between ends and scares means which have alternatives uses or purposes.
what is economics
Mohamed Reply
what is the basic economic problem
John Reply
unlimited wants vs limited resources
what economics is all about?
Nomuhle Reply
what is a new paradigm shift
Austen Reply
Paradigm shift it is the reconcilliation of fedural goods in production
fedural? what is that?
factors that affecting economic system
Bemen Reply
what is meant by broadening the tax base?
Fiona Reply
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