[Ubuntu-PH] Ubuntu integrated to curriculum

hard wyrd hardwyrd at gmail.com
Thu Jan 15 02:15:17 UTC 2009


More resources:

Open Learning Initiative - http://oli.web.cmu.edu/jcourse/webui/free.do
The Open University - http://www.open.ac.uk/openlearn/home.php
The Open Curriculum of The Open High School of Utah -
http://openhighschool.org/curriculum
Open Source Curriculum at Wikipedia -
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_source_curriculum



On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 11:23 AM, esmerldo guimbarda <g_esme at yahoo.com> wrote:
> @Yolynne Medina
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> Thanks & hope you could share that Open Source Curriculum to us soon ^_^
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> Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 17:22:32 +0800
> From: "Yolynne Medina" <yolynne at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Ubuntu-PH] Ubuntu integrated to curriculum?
> To: "Mailing List para sa Ubuntu Pilipinas (Philippines)"
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> Hello!
>
> Claret School of Zamboanga is running Kubuntu on all their Laboratories and
> the Instructors did their own research and created their own Open Source
> Curriculum and has been using it for nearly 2 years now, I also have a
> friend in Koronadal who uses Open Source in teaching her HS students, will
> look in to my files if I have contacts that have works in using OS in the
> grade school level.
>
> Will try to visit them one of these days  and get a copy of it and then
> email it to you.
>
>
> Regards,
> Yolynne
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>
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> On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 11:30 AM, Michael Vernon Guerrero <
> guerrero at mydestiny.net> wrote:
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>> Good day!
>>
>> I am a gratis consultant for a small primary and secondary school in
>> Cavite, and currently have been advising the school administration to
>> adopt Ubuntu as the standard operating system for their school computer
>> laboratory, and primary OS in computer instructions, for the coming
>> school year 2009-2010. The only glitch to this advice, so far, is the
>> availability of literature or instructional manual on Ubuntu for the
>> different grade/year levels. I hear from the grapevine that there are
>> allied organizations or individuals supposedly undertaking to
>> incorporate Ubuntu instructions into the Philippine school curriculum. I
>> hope someone can help me hook up to the appropriate resource.
>>
>> Thank you very much for your kind assistance.
>>
>> Berne
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> Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 09:01:43 +0800
> From: "Mon Sagullo" <monsagullo at gmail.com>
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> Hello, Berne and Troy.
>
> In my case, it was easy to convince the administrators to switch to
> Ubuntu/Ooo. They are "young enough" to appreciate the technical, financial
> and "philosophical" merits of switching to this tandem. Any cost savings is
> good for the school, and good for the parents.  The instructors' reluctance
> eventually gave way after they "played" around with the Live CD I gave them.
> Since we have a cast-in stone policy to minimize the expenses of our
> students, we would be grateful too if there is a "downloadable " simplified
> How-To for Ubuntu and OOo.
>
> Our meager aim for now is how to impart basic proficiency in using this
> bundle. A "dummy" reference booklet would be nice. For now, we make do with
> "Screenhots" and a short explanation :-)
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> Mon
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> On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 2:17 PM, ??`????(R)????????
> <troy_lim at yahoo.com>wrote:
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>> Hi Berne,
>>
>> Are you from Cavite too?
>>
>> I too am a gratis (IT) consultant for a private school here in Cavite.  I
>> also tried to convince the school admin to switch to ubuntu since last
>> year
>> and I think we have the same problem... (actually, they tried and
>> installed
>> ubuntu for two months but got back to Window$
>>
>> The schools can't adapt Ubuntu as of now for the following reasons:
>>
>> 1. The Instructors are very reluctant to the idea because they think they
>> will have a hard time learning the new operating system...
>>
>> 2. The School Administrators think that the money they spent for their
>> licensed operating system would be a waste if they switch to ubuntu.
>>
>> 3. Lack of textbooks. As of now, as far as I know, no local publisher
>> published any textbook for Ubuntu or even for Linux in general. Of course
>> we
>> could always download free ebooks on ubuntu from the internet but....
>>
>> 4. Finally, The school makes profit through textbooks, huge amount of
>> percentage for the school will be lost if they just let the students
>> download all the materials from the net. Of course the school
>> administrators
>> didn't tell me that. :D But I know for a fact that they do profit from it.
>>
>> Maybe we could meetup and discuss or make plans on how to convince the
>> schools make the big switch.
>>
>> Cheers!
>>
>>
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