What is the criteria for leaving beta?
I already know that:
- 10 reports per 100 users are needed.
I assume that:
- A certain number (or percentage) of people need to complete the tree.
- The course must consistently have 10 reports per 100 users, perhaps for at least a week.
What is the full criteria?
I think that having some kind of published metric criteria and progress would ease some impatience for new courses, even if there are still some criteria that remain hidden. While I think the majority of users understand that it is a process and that quality is more important than speed, it is also nice to see when a course is progressing. In fact, it is pretty exciting just to watch the progress happening. I like to see how the courses in the incubator are moving along even though I do not think I will be participating in the majority of them.
I check daily and geek out over the Japanese progress, despite the fact that currently Japanese is probbaly the last language I would tackle out of all the ones in the incubator. I'd definitely like to know the reports per users... fantomitzah of the Romanian team sent me a screenshot on request and I know it pushed me to do more lessons in the Romanian tree.
More metrics might just motivate enough people to get the courses moving slightly faster.
So, if you go to www.duolingo.com/courses/en, you can look at all of the courses available by selecting the different base language from the menu on the top right. If you click on the courses in beta, it gives you a progress bar moving towards stable. It looks like the closest courses to being stable are English for Russian speakers, English for Dutch speakers, and English for Turkish speakers, in that order. Unfortunately, it does not have percentages or any other metrics available, so that is just what I can gather from how far progressed the line appears.
I believe someone pointed out that it's time-based, since tehy don't yet know exactly how long it takes a course to leave beta.
I would love to know this too! Can't wait until the first course graduates from beta!
didn't "German for English speaker" already graduate from Beta long time ago?
That was pre-incubator, I believe, and was created by the Duolingo team. :)
I think he meant to say "English for German speakers" which was developed in the Incubator (also by the Duolingo team).