From:                                                      Kelvin Sung

Posted At:                                             Tuesday, May 06, 2008 5:13 PM

Conversation:                                      2008.5.6.Meeting

Posted To:                                             2.MeetingMinutes


Subject:                                                  2008.5.6.Meeting


On May 6th, Mike and Kelvin Met in Kelvin’s office, this is what we discussed:


  1. We scope out the entire project with the understanding that we are developing the materials primary for MSR and to support XNA’s effort in bringing the technology to classroom. We will work with MSL under the understanding that, unless told by MSR, we will not devote specific time to alter our materials to suit MSL’s needs.


  1. We discussed approaches and format for the materials:
    1. The lab workbook will be organized similar to our workshops with web-pages explaining ideas and linking to source code.
    2. The lab workbook will not contain much detail concept descriptions. Instead, we will rely on existing textbook for that purpose.
    3. The lab workbook will reference to the textbook, and simply provide examples.
    4. This suggest we must work _very closely_ with existing textbook.


  1. We discussed the pros and cons of writing the workbook for _a_ textbook:
    1. Pros: simple
    2. Cons: limits adaptability,
    3. Approach: refer to textbook via a central indirection reference table (IRT), this way, we can develop concept module examples (CME) and refer to the IRT for reference to textbook.
    4. We can construct an IRT for each textbook
    5. If we begin with two reference textbooks then the CMEs will be much more general, and thus much more adaptable.


  1. We discussed organization of the CMEs.
    1. C# Express IDE: guide and intro (much like our workshop materials)
    2. Analyze and learn the software architecture framework exposed to us via the XNA framework
    3. And then we can begin with the actual concepts.


  1. Kelvin and Mike will meet again towards the middle/later of May
    1. Mike’s schedule is tight this quarter and will start full force working on the project one week after the school ends
    2. Kelvin is going on vacation for a month from June 25th to July 21st.
    3. Mike and Kelvin aim to establish working momentum before Kelvin’s vacation so that materials can continued to be developed.