Many thanks for the mailings re the above. Obviously there is no one way
approach a course in Linux, judging by the variety of replies and
Maybe this could be formalised, some sort of "Linux Course Working
establish a recommended curriculum.
There is increasing scope for the introduction of Linux courses into 3rd
level colleges. The Linux course that I am teaching is a module of the
Certificate in Computer and IT Support, which is being run by a number
of the ITs. Technically, the syllabus outlines a module on Unix (the
entitled "Operating Systems 2" - with an unfortunate abbreviation);
fell by the wayside here in AIT a couple of years ago (before my time).
was felt to be an appropriate replacement for the Unix module - more
appropriate. But this applies only to AIT - I have no knowledge of what
other participating colleges are doing. There is scope here to push
as the recommended operating system for this module in the absence of
the other colleges.
I would be happy to make my notes available as part of this process, as
> Is there any chance you could make the course availible on the web
> somewhere ? What would be really good would be if you broke it up into
> text files & slides for different parts of the course, setup a CVS server,
> and then anyone interested could checkout the course, suggest
> modifications, and if you trusted them sufficently, do the modifications
> Then we can see about other colleges using said course :)
However, this would have to be on a restricted basis - purely to prevent
blanket criticism of my notes or approach (rather than out of any desire
to claim copywrite of the notes).
I'll see about this during the easter holidays (Mar 17 - Apr 3). For the
moment I'll be too busy with lectures and setting exams (already!), but
think it would be a worthwhile endeavour, as the begging of the process
twoards a core curriculum. Then, the argument in favour of Linux as a
of study in 3rd level could be backed up by a well-established and
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