[Ubuntu-be] [Fwd: Education, Ubuntu and LoCo teams]
Leo.Studer at ulg.ac.be
Wed Oct 25 10:44:21 BST 2006
You guys may like this initiative from the French side
It's a French website called "Ubuntu en salle des profs" and it's great
That was my tiny input...
Good luck with the education project, it's crucial to raise awareness
about open source in the mind of the youth.
Nicolas Pettiaux a écrit :
> Have you received an official support from the institution to go into
> these very good directions ?
>> * FireFox on all students machines, on my lessons, IE is banned
>> * Gimp on all students machines, introduction given to my students
>> * NVu on all students machines, lot of usage
>> * OpenOffice on all teacher's computers (not on student's yet, but on it's way)
>> * Math and science teacher invited to use OpenOffice.org + Dmath for their
>> printed notes (syllabus, exams, ...). I made a presentation for that 2 weeks
> now (with OOo2.0.4) OOo can export to Latex, so you get at the same time
> 1/ the convience that people thought they knew and considered they had
> with M$ Word with the wysiwig of OOo,
> 2/ the simplicity of dmath to typeset math / science (comparable to
> latex once you know it)
> 3/ the beauty of Latex math / science printing
> now a question:
> 1/ which teachers (what branches) have you addressed ? info, math, physics ... ?
> 2/ which percentage of these teachers have you convinced and how ?
> Which will tell their own students to go on ?
>> * 3*1 hour lesson on licences, copyrights, creative-commons, ... last year (to
>> be given again in 1 or 2 month to 3-5 groups)
> to whom ?
> Could we have a copy of your slides ?
>> * 1 hour presentation of Ubuntu last year (2 students installed it and use only
>> that now), to be given again in december/january
>> * a server to be accepted (hopefully) by the "school-masters" (directors ? ), OS
>> will be linux (Ubuntu normaly)
> for whom ?
>> In education (not school), since 5 years, i make camp during july-augustus
>> mixing Outdoor&web site creation [http://www.webevasion.be].
>> Linux/Firefox/gimp/nvu/scite is used (some windows, but no
>> dreamweaver/photoshop/...). I have 14 laptops in Linux (Debian Sarge/XFCE for
>> now, Xubuntu will be tested soon)
> congratulation François and thank you very much,
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