> Could you recommend a way that ILUG people could actually get into
>teaching in schools, in their spare time ? It would be excellent if there
>was someone like the "teacher with a clue" in every school - it was an
>hour or two a week, after school, learning cool stuff like pointers in C
>and how hard drives worked.
Well, in our school, every student in Senior cycle (5th year and 6th year)
MUST do computers in some shape or form. If they are not taking the course I
mentioned in a previous mail, then they have to take I.T., which at least
familiarises them with the basics of WP, SS and DB using M$ packages.
As for getting ILUG members to act as "consultants/teachers", etc, well, it
might be an idea to get computer clubs going in schools who were willing to
provide the access to computers outside school time. Maybe in the evenings
after school or on a Sat. morning for an hour or two maybe?
There's also no reason why ILUG members couldn't approach schools who
provide night classes and offer to run one in Linux. OK, it may not have the
mass market appeal that say "Introduction to Computers" would have to the
computer-illiterate out there, but you never know!
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