Feedback received on Version 1.5 of KLPWWW

Gowri - 19.02.2009

  1. When I typed a location into the Google bar at the bottom, an ad popped up. Does this have to happen?
  2. It seems that the blue markers represent blocks, the orange clusters, and the pink schools (or something like that). But this is not explained anywhere. And it's not clear when I have a map of Bangalore how I get to the school level if I DON'T know about the block/cluster system. Part of the problem might be that the Google bar with the search tool (which does allow you to get to the school level easily) is at the bottom of the screen and not immediately obvious. I think this should be at the top. It might also be nice to be able to find a school purely by clicking on the map, rather than using the search tools -- for example if clicking on the South-4 marker allowed me to zoom in to the South-4 level.
  3. I could not find any place on the site that explains how assessments were conducted (there used to be more information about the reading and math, at least). But if someone is looking at the anganwadi data and doesn't know what, say, "psycho-social" means, the assessment graph loses its meaning. In fact, explanations of the assessments would be useful for all the programs. Certainly any researcher who uses the site would want to know.
  4. Will there eventually be a way to look at specific preschools and not just aggregated preschool programs? This might be confusing for someone if they have just come from looking at the primary school data and are looking for a similar process. For the math program, I think it is counter-intuitive to have to click on class before you reach the data. I can't imagine any member of the public wanting to know the results in a school for JUST class 4.
  5. Main comment was that the site needs a welcome page with an explanation of what the site does. In his words, "when I open up the site, I see a map of South India! What do I do next?" So I thought I would pass that complete layperson's perspective on to you :) I don't know if a welcome page or just legends are the best way forward, but I see where his confusion is coming from.
  6. About the assessment details, I saw the information linked on the left, but I don't think it's enough. For the reading program, at least, the different levels are explained, but for the math the document simply lists competencies without defining them. It's probably worth mentioning how the test is administered (i.e. one-on-one or group, paper test or oral, etc.) and by whom.
  7. I LOVED the share your story component. I think it will be really fun to see what people do with it.
  8. On the library data, I saw the chart with the borrowing over time among boys and girls. I thought it was very nice and straightforward. Is there any other data that I missed? Or are you planning to add any other data? I know the library team collects lots of interesting data like most popular books, the levels of the books read, languages of books, etc. The borrowing data is certainly a good metric for checking whether the library is functional, but it might be nice to have some of these other details that give a more complete picture -- and are interesting to look at.

Mala - 19.02.10

  1. The home page says KLP Karnataka Learning Partnership, but there is no introduction to the programme in one simple para. (On most sites, clicking on the title name gives an intro about the company/organization)Is this intentional? Modesty? Mystery? Your email in fact gives a lot of information that should probably be on the site.
  2. To test the search option under the map, I put in PTR + education, though I do know what PTR stands for! Strangely Google threw up an address in Madurai, and how to get to Madurai Corporation.
  3. No.of schools and No. of students against each Pin-marker: It is not clear for a layperson whether the figures are for total no. of schools/students in that region or whether it is the total no. of schools in the area that have KLP , plus the no. of students impacted by KLP.

Kanchan - 19.02.10

  1. We need a slogan for KLP that transcends Akshara's

Tara - 19.02.10

  1. The "visualization" tab header is a bit confusing. I wasn't too sure what it meant.
  2. When clicking on the "primary schools" option under the "visualization" heading, and choose Bangalore district, I am unable to SELECT a block, cluster, etc. I can only select them on the map, which is a little confusing.
  3. Make it impossible to select future dates on the date picker for SyS.
  4. Visually:
    1. The "District" tab is a little narrow, and it's not possible to see the full name of each district. [IE 8 on Windows Vista]
    2. The "Home" link is in a bit of a weird place?
    3. Error Message on load:
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Bhamy Shenoy - 22.02.10

  1. Tool for social audit.
  2. There are thousands of anganawadis. Based on my limited sample, of the ones where I have dropped in different places, but for one none of them have been working well. Can we have the facility for any one to register their assessment of any anganawdi in the state. At the end of each month, you can send a report to the secretary and then we can follow up.
  3. For primary schools, one can register one's assessment only on facilities. Can we have the provision to show the number of teachers sanctioned, number of teachers present the day of visit. This will give an indication of absentism which is one of the biggest problems.

Anandhi - 26.02.10

  1. I would assume you would be adding a piece on what KLP is and the objective
  2. Since you had written that aesthetics are being worked at ... i would ignore the photos being wrongly placed ( math photo for reading and reading for math )
  3. Would we also add a section on reports / edu related articles - contributions from people on relevant topics etc.. or is that to be taken care of in the blog
  4. Would there be a section on 'getting involved and reporting back '

Gautam - 01.03.10

  1. Share your story is a little wonky - it says photo uploaded before it uploads the photo. The actual upload happens only once the dialog box is cleared
  2. No indication of how many photos have been uploaded.
  3. It says thank you for submitting before it is submitted.
  4. None of the fields seem to be mandatory.
  5. There seems to be no field validation. Numeric fields accept text and special characters.
  6. Managed to crash share your story when entering Kannada in to the comments field of SyS.
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Vaijayanti - 01.03.10

  1. Unable to open Anganwadi window
  2. Could not see share your story
  3. Is it possible to directly go into school/Anganwadi? Because half the time a non-field person like me will only know the school or centre and in such situation what do i do?
  4. On the other hand is it possble to look at the block and see the report on institutions and the status of Assessment of various programmes?

Sudershan - 01.03.10

  1. I was trying to upload my story about a "tent school" near GKMPS Marathalli. I tried to upload nearly 7 pictures. The form doesn't allow you to upload more than one pic at a time. I uploaded (or so I think) 7 pictures and finally when hit the "submit" button, it came out with the following "Run Time" error:
    Server Error in '/' Application.
    Runtime Error
    Description: An application error occurred on the server. The current custom error settings for this application prevent the details of the application error from being viewed remotely (for security reasons). It could, however, be viewed by browsers running on the local server machine. 
    Details: To enable the details of this specific error message to be viewable on remote machines, please create a <customErrors> tag within a "web.config" configuration file located in the root directory of the current web application. This <customErrors> tag should then have its "mode" attribute set to "Off".
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    Notes: The current error page you are seeing can be replaced by a custom error page by modifying the "defaultRedirect" attribute of the application's <customErrors> configuration tag to point to a custom error page URL.
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Shivangi - 01.03.10

  1. When i upload photos it does not show me the name of the photos that i uploaded.
  2. It gives me the message that photo is uploaded successfully before uploading it. After the message i can see request being sent to the klp.
  3. I got errors while trying to upload a photo of size 4.9 mb. so if there is a max size which can be uploaded then that should be mentioned. and error should be popped instead of error page being shown.

Shankar - 02.03.10

  1. In place of school mention center,  so that there will not be confusion
  2. Projectwise total anganwadi centers includes Ind. balwadis that is why it is coming 1879 centers. It suppose to be 1552 centers.please  make it separate.

Akshai Abraham - 02.03.10

  1. A legend explaining the color of the icons would help. For e.g. I click on primary schools, its blue.. but then I try to go to a district using the dropdown and the color changes so I don't know if Im still seeing a primary school or maybe its something else? You can also show 'multiple meaning' icons on the same page. For e.g blue icons are govt. schools and yellow are pvt. schools.
  2. Overlaying shaded boundary layers. This is something I feel could make the site more meaningful and enable better decision making. For e.g if you get district or block boundaries and fill it with population, health, education indicators or even only education (enrolment) it opens new avenues for analyses... for e.g. enrolment is low in this district but there are 14 schools here and average is about 8 schools per district so why is enrolment low? Again... shaded boundary layers will need to have a legend to make sense of the colors of the shading. An example of shaded boundaries can be seen at which is one of our recent sites. Build a map and choose one of the ward boundary layers. Or you can see Click on map and then choose a base layer (shaded boundaries) from the left menu and then a point layer (sensor locations). This would relate to enrolment (shaded boundary) and school locations (point) for your map. You will also see a slider which can be used to control the density/ transparency of the shading (to see the googlemap features beneath). If education data makes more sense to you, you can also see literacy and ASER data mapped on or take a look at (click on literacy and then the map links are in the text)
  3. Since you have so much data... having shaded boundary layer capabilities opens up a lot of possibilites such as creating your own metric and showing it on a map. A simple e.g. would be No. of schools per sq. km or No. of schools per 100 popn. or child popn. which is much more meaningful than no. of schools alone or popn. alone. Then once this new indicator is on the map... you automatically get shaded boundaries so you can see xyz district is red and abc district is green or whatever...
  4. There are a lot more visualizations possible on GoogleMaps? now... for e.g you can have heat maps ( showing the enrolment or dropouts.
  5. You seem to have a db of every child in school.... which is a lot and I don't know how really you can visualize this. Also depends a lot on what kind of data and how often it is updated.

Maya Hemant - 15.03.10

  1. I think the term 'visualization' on the left side may not be understood by all no? A simpler term may be better?
  2. Wehn i reached the KLP site and clicked on the blue arrows, I was wondering why nothing else happened (other than the pop-up). Maybe something to direct people to go towards the visualization tab?
  3. Generally search tabs are on found in the right corner no? If I don't scroll down, I may miss the search bar.
  4. Can it show the path I am on? Like if I click on primary schools... will there be a bar which shows :


  1. For geographically challenged people like me, it would be nice if I chose the city/town I wanted (for example: Blr).. and it still gave me options to see the schools without entering the block and cluster. So if the schools could be arranged under areas arranged alphabetically.
  2. The text on all the pages under 'Programmes' is very very small.
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