[ubuntu-uk] EDM179

SteVe Cook yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com
Sun Dec 24 20:08:57 GMT 2006

Dave Ewart wrote:
> On Sunday, 24.12.2006 at 09:37 -0000, Jonathan Lees wrote:
>> OO is offered as an alternative to MS Office, it sees about 2% usage
>> from students that have it at home. Our IT teachers will not touch it
>> as it involves rewriting worksheets for students which have all been
>> based on MS Office. However whilst Writer and Spreadsheet does'nt
>> cause problems, the database package does. [...]
> This is the problem.
> The kids are *not* being *taught* about word processors, spreadsheets or
> databases.  They are being *trained* to use MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access
> etc.
> That's a very different thing, in my opinion, and not at all good.
> Dave.
What people forget is that the teachers are taught MS Win , so that's 
what they teach!


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