From: John P. Looney (Kate) (jplooney-ilug at domain online.ie)
Date: Tue 30 May 2000 - 11:07:28 IST
On Mon, May 29, 2000 at 06:10:23PM +0100, Noel Carroll mentioned:
> 1. Has the dept. of Education got a syllabus for computer studies in
> schools? I'd reckon that, if they do, or are developing one at present,
> that an approach could be made by the ILUG Education Committee and a
> proposal put forward emphasising the eminent suitability of Linux as a base
> for seriuos computer study vis-a-vis Windows et al. This would tie in
> nicely with the input required for Sligo IT that Adam talked about earlier.
> 2. Perhaps the Dept. of Ed might give grand assistance for the supply of
> Distros in schools. You could approach this on two fronts, first off,
> supply Corel for the casual users and provide RH or Debian for the more
> technically minded. Red Hat or any of the various suppliers might also be
> generous if approached as distributing OS's to schools is a good way to rope
> in a client base at a young age. Microsoft are doing this already.
> 3. The committee might also arrange a form of the tutorial days for schools
> where tutorials on the basics would be provided for a while with progression
> to more advanced topics later on. Again various associations or suppliers
> might like to see their brands associated with this initiative.
> These are some thoughts I have but I'd be interested in getting input into
> such a working group should one be organised as I'm interested in education
> and the IT variety in particular.
Could you repost this to education at domain linux.ie ?
-- "The fool must be beaten with a stick, for an intelligent person the merest hint is sufficient" -- Zen Master Greg
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