[ubuntu-us-ma] Training Material

Martin Owens doctormo at gmail.com
Mon Sep 13 18:14:47 BST 2010

Hey Ric,

Congratulations on a career of hard work :-)

OK so the first thing you need to think about with education is what
exactly you'd like to provide. For example, if I want to teach only the
very basic of desktop use, then I can't be teaching Linux, I have to be
teaching a distro (Ubuntu, Fedora, what have you) and you're better off
looking for course material that follow those paths.

On the other hand if I'm teaching systems administration then I want to
be teaching Gnu/Linux (i.e. POSIX+LSB) and a little bit of scripting.
And there are several layers of education there in.

At the far end if I want to teach programming then it's better to teach
pure POSIX C or simply python with gtk or python with django than to way
lay students into anything specific.

We have some educational materials for all of these, it's not all edited
goodness and there is a lot of work to do to make it all lovely and
nice, but any help in teaching them would certainly benifit the people
who write the materials.

See here:



On Mon, 2010-09-13 at 15:19 +0000, Richard McWaters wrote:
> I am about to retire from my current job.  I have converted my laptop
> to
> Ubuntu and love it.
> I am thinking about offering an adult education course in LINUX and
> was
> wondering if there is any training material and/or if anyone else has
> done this.
> Thanks in advance for any information 

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