[ubuntu-uk] Starting an IT workshop

Andres Muniz andresmp at gmail.com
Sat Jun 30 23:58:35 UTC 2012

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> Hi Andres!
> I've taught adults for a long time (30 years) and there's a good rule: 
> start from where they're already at. So find out as much as you can 
> about what they already potentially know, and also what they'd like to 
> be able to do. Then plan to at least deal with the aspirations that are 
> practically achievable. If you can't find out beforehand, then go for 
> something basic but enjoyable: using the Internet in Ubuntu is a good 
> one, emphasising its secure nature and lack of viruses.
> Get back to me if you need any help.
> On 28/06/12 22:49, Andres wrote:
> > I have just been to a local neighbourhood community [0] meeting and
> > thought ann IT workshop would help out. The group already does
> > workshops relating to gardening, bicycle maintenance and such.
> > 
> > My question is: how do I propose it in your experience?
> > What I have for the moment is an old laptop,
> > I would like to order a bunch ubuntu CDs if I can to hand out
> > I know my way around computers but I'm not a professional but I think I
> > have a lot of patience explaining IT stuff to children and adults.
> > I like talking to people about using libreoffice instead of MS office,
> > ubuntu instead of windows,...
> > The community can offer an enclosed place "The little House" or the
> > library. Both can take about 10 people.
> > 
> > Would it be best to start with something simple? or look alliance with
> > some other community that already exists and are looking for a place to
> > do some sort of mini workshop. This is what they did with the bicycle
> > workshop.
> > 
> > So I was asked to source some info to take back to the meeting for next
> > month. Can someone point me in the right direction?
> > 
> > [0] http://www.hamunitedgroup.org.uk
> > 
> > 
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wow people! Thanks for all your help! Have a lot of reading to get on with. I'll write a plan up so that i can discuss it with the comunity. And you all, if I may. 

Definately would not like to fix windows. Nor macs.

In case someone is in the TW10 and is looking for a place  something similar, please let me know.

oh! Just got confirmation that I have internet access  as well! 

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