Suggestions for Edubuntu Syllabus?
it.psl at fsp.org.vu
Mon Feb 27 22:56:55 UTC 2006
Susan Addington wrote:
> I'm new to the list, having only heard about Ubuntu last week.
Welcome to the Edubuntu community!
> I'm in the process of developing a math curriculum/course/textbook for
> U.S. college students planning to be elementary teachers. I hope to
> publish this commercially, but I think making some of the activities
> available for any students/teachers to use is a good idea.
> My curriculum is not ready to just give to a teacher or student, by any
> means. But I'd be interested in having someone try to use some of it
> with middle grades students (say age 10 and up.)
As you probably already know, one of the biggest benefits of working in
FOSS is when other community members lend a hand. Would you be willing
to release the document(s), even if they're still rough, to the public
under a suitable license (Creative Commons or GNU Documentation License,
perhaps) so that we can evaluate, provide feedback and possibly improve
on the work?
I'm currently working in Vanuatu, a Least Developed Country where
learning resources like these are very thin on the ground. I'm not a
teacher myself (I'm a systems and programming geek), but the computer
centres I set up would really benefit from materials designed for use
with (Ed)ubuntu. I suspect it would be a great opportunity to vet the
work, as students here come with a limited academic background. If the
concepts and exercises are clear for them, they'll likely be clear for
students in US schools, for example.
I'm a big fan of the 'release early, release often' approach to content
and software development, and I think this is a perfect opportunity to
practise that. 8^)
Dan McGarry it.psl at fsp.org.vu
Community Communications Project
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