isaaclw at gmail.com
Mon May 23 06:05:33 UTC 2011
Ok. I think the first thing I need to do is figure out what this
specific school defines as E-Learning, because it's clear that every
school has their own definition.
For some reason I was under the impression that it was a government
program, where the types of software were recommended/restricted.
On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 7:57 AM, Patrick Ngobiro <pngobiro at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am also trying to create a e learning solution based on Linux. I have
> tested edubuntu i with moodle and what I can say it is fine. latest
> edubuntu also comes with a feature called Linux terminal Server
> Project(LTSP) which allows other slow computers to act as clients for the
> main server. the feature is a great. Contact me for more details.
> eLearning's is still in its infancy in Kenya. when a school buys a couple
> of computers ,they say it is elearning. What is needed is actually making
> the current curriculum into digital format which others have started like
> MSINGIPACK. I am also trying to do the same.
> Patrick Ngobiro
> emasomo solutions
> On 22 May 2011 23:45, Isaac Witmer <isaaclw at gmail.com> wrote:
>> This email is from a ubuntu-ke subscriber to other subscribers inluding
>> Well, to be honest, I'm not entirely sure what E-Learning is.
>> At the school in question, they presented me some Microsoft Encarta
>> software, software that required (for some reason) Microsoft office to
>> be installed, and they claimed that *this* was E-Learning.
>> In the community I've been in, E-Learning has been tossed around a lot
>> as a magic word, relating to the government and computers in the
>> educational system.
>> I tried installing this software in Wine, and not surprisingly failed.
>> Looking at the e-learning website (I guess it's their website?):
>> http://www.elearning-africa.com/ you can see that Microsoft is one of
>> the "Silver Sponsors."
>> I'll probably have to do more research to find out what exactly
>> E-Learning is, but I guess I was wondering if any other Ubuntu users
>> have heard of, or understood E-Learning... especially in the context
>> of Ubuntu.
>> -Isaac Witmer
>> On Sun, May 22, 2011 at 11:02 PM, Brian Ngure <brian at pixie.co.ke> wrote:
>> > Hi Isaac,
>> > Could you explain what the problem is with E-learning? I don't quite
>> > understand the need for dual booting.
>> > Brian
>> > Regard's
>> > Brian Ngure
>> > On 22 May 2011 22:55, "Isaac Witmer" <isaaclw at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> This email is from a ubuntu-ke subscriber to other subscribers inluding
>> >> you:)
>> >> I work with schools in Kenya, and we're trying to promote Ubuntu in
>> >> the school system so that the computers don't have to worry about
>> >> viruses, or pirated software.
>> >> One of the schools uses E-Learning, and I imagine many others will
>> >> also.
>> >> Does anyone have experience with this? Suggestions?
>> >> It seems the only solution is for these computers to either dual boot,
>> >> or ditch Linux all together.
>> >> -Isaac Witmer
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