LiveCode for Educators (was LiveCode for the Hobbyists)

Tore Nilsen tore.nilsen at me.com
Sat Feb 27 22:31:02 CET 2016


> 27. feb. 2016 kl. 21.51 skrev Richard Gaskin <ambassador at fourthworld.com>:
> 
> What could happen if we change "LiveCode" there to "we”?
> 
> The company has many deep technical obligations to complete, and education is an area that really needs the insights of education specialists to guide it.
> 
> And since we're talking about things that would be scripted, who better to do that than educators who script?
> 
> How shall we proceed with identifying the tools and other resources we need to fulfill the vision you've outlined here?
> 
> We set up a section of the forums for educational outreach:
> http://forums.livecode.com/viewforum.php?f=107 <http://forums.livecode.com/viewforum.php?f=107>
> 
> I would encourage you to consider posting your thoughts there, and let's see if we can put together a team and make it happen.


I do agree that this is a kind of task where we, as educators and users of LiveCode should do the actual work. However, I think it is vitally important that the outcome of such a process has an active backing from the company, and this was my reason for using the phrase I did. I fully accept the challenges and obligations that LiveCode as a company has to meet, and I also see much of this and the effort that has been done in the last couple of years as key to any success in the education sector.

I will post my thoughts in the forums, and I will also encourage others who work in education to take part in discussions about what we can do to help put LiveCode in the hands of more teachers and students. I will also try to come up with suggestions for tools and resources I personally will find useful, and hope others will as well. It may be helpful to share different national and local curriculums, in order to identify useful resources and common approaches to different parts of said curriculums.

One thing I really would hope LiveCode will do, is to find room for this as a part of the program for the conference in Edinburgh in August. I have already registered and will attend. If there is anything I can do to help facilitate this, I am more than happy to do so. 

Regards
Tore N


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