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Le 2010-10-22 14:09, Ian a écrit :
On Fri, 2010-10-22 at 13:35 -0400, Marc Paré wrote:
Le 2010-10-22 11:44, Ian a écrit :
On Fri, 2010-10-22 at 13:05 +0200, Krabina Bernhard wrote:
So should't LibreOffice drop
Draw module and work instead toward a full integration with Inkscape?

I don't think so, as Inkscape ist something for professional users.

Inkscape is no more difficult to learn than Draw. Primary school
children can use it so I don't see why we would not use it because it is
"too professional. In the closed source world it might have therefore
been more expensive but to us it is simply a matter of choosing the best
set of tools.

Hi Ian:

Have you tested this on students/kids? I would be interested to hear of
the results if you had done this.

Informally the feedback I get is that it's easy enough to teach young
children how to make basic shapes and label diagrams etc in either Draw
or Inkscape. Unfortunately many schools have already bought Fireworks,
Corel, Xara, Serif Draw etc so it will take time to get them to migrate.
A big problem is teacher thinking that Paint is a drawing program! That
is more of a problem than any skills limitations in the children. We
really should have higher expectations of children. They then live up to
them rather than down to some low level limits artificially imposed by

Thanks. In my 18 years of experience at elementary level and being the Teacher-Admin designate at school level for the same amount of time (my volunteer position duties was to network with teachers and help them use the right tools for the right jobs), 90% or even more of paint/draw work was to print easy shapes for geometric work or to touch up photos. Touching up photos has easily overpassed the geometric work on school computers. We try to encourage kids to use vector programmes but their needs are clearly those of photo-retouch and .jpg work.

I am not sure if this makes a difference as to which tool should be included in the suite.


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