Let's design a survey of our computers and Internet access
- I wrote this letter to Learn How to Learn, but I also share with other
groups at our Minciu Sodas laboratory, perhaps we have ideas for our
survey. Andrius Kulikauskas
Ed, That's great news about the Alibaba NPX-9000 laptop for $130 (when
Michal, Thank you for writing! and I look forward to your writing at our
Graham, I'm glad that you've started your new group:
Nice photo! Please let me know if you'd like your group to be part of our
Minciu Sodas network.
Ricardo, Thank you for setting up the wiki page:
A next step is to write a survey that we can keep updating regarding our
participants in Africa and elsewhere who would like computers and/or make
better use of Internet access.
Here are some questions for our survey...
Please describe the computers that you typically use:
* How many hours per week do you use it?
* Who owns it?
* What are the specifications? (Speed, memory, ports...)
* What is the operating system?
* What do you do with the computer?
* What software do you use?
* Where is the computer located?
* How do you get to the computer?
* How long do you have to travel?
* How much does the travel cost?
* Do you have to wait before you can use the computer? How long?
* Is the computer available when you want it? How well does that fit with
* Do you have to pay to use the computer? How much?
* How much would this computer cost if you were to buy it today?
Please describe for each kind of Internet access that you typically use:
* How many hours per week are you online?
* How many times per week are you online?
* How long are you online each time?
* How fast is your connection? (How long does it take for you to download
a 100KB file?)
* What is the largest file that you can reliably download? upload?
* Are you able to use Skype (audeo? or video?)
* How many browser windows do you typically keep open at once?
* Where do you have to go?
* How much do you have to pay?
Please describe how you prepare for your online time:
* Do you have a USB flash drive? or other storage media?
* Do you write letters or texts offline?
* Do you read letters or texts offline?
* Do you share files with others when you are offline? What kinds of files?
What do you do online?
* Do you have a website?
* Do you upload files? from what kind of devices? (camera, etc.)
What would you like to be able to do with a better computer and better
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