Edugeek Award for Competent Program Design?
I just had a thought, sites like download.com and such have an award (approval really) for software that is virus and spyware free. Given the usual 'high' quality of educational software I thought that it might be a good idea to reward those that do the job right. This in addition of course to slating the ones that do it wrong.
Perhaps Edugeek could have a list of education software that is done right along with one of those little approved by icons. This may encourage some software makers to clean up their act and provide things like:
- MSI installers that work with AD
- that do not try to write to everwhere on the system drive for fun
- that can be configured by Group policy
- that do not require a bank of Cray 5s to run
- that save files in the my documents folder
- that don't require quicktime 2 to run
This would also reward those that already do this and possibly bring more people to the site.
What does everybody think and do you know of any software that is already deserving?