Open Source Classroom Management

Neil Coetzer ncoetzer at
Fri May 16 20:07:45 BST 2008

Hi Richard,

The actual package name is iTALC (Intelligent Teaching And Learning with
Computers). After struggling to compile from source (and repeatedly
getting stupid errors), I have just discovered that the package is
already in the Ubuntu repos and can be downloaded via Synaptic :) Ok, so
I'm stupid.... I should have checked there first...

Busy downloading now. Will try to test as much as possible over the
weekend (on Windows clients too if I get around to it) and will provide
feedback asap. 


On Fri, 2008-05-16 at 14:09 +0200, Mr. R. Simango wrote:

> Thanks Larry, Hie Neil and Everyone,
> We welcome the involvement of Kingdom Academy in OpenICDL. Could the
> Kingdom guys kindly read and inform
> us about the extend to which they would like to be involved. I seem to
> read that they would like to run our finished products?? Great we
> welcome that.
> The raxso tool looks great and convenient to the computer classroom.
> Can we start to develop another ADDON zim version CD, that comes with
> all dependencies, because a lot of good tools fail to make it into the
> remote rural schools that DON'T have internet connectivity. Or how can
> this make it onto the Edubuntu 8.10??
> On 16/05/2008, Neil Coetzer <ncoetzer at> wrote:
> > Looks very good and apparently works perfectly on Ubuntu. :) At first
> > glance, this will be ideal for schools running open source.
> >
> >
> >
> > Will be checking this out myself as soon as I can download it. Getting
> > terrible speeds from that site though.
> >
> > FYI, Kingdom Academy might be interested in setting up a system in the
> > near future and have mentioned this to Larry Greeff who I work with. He
> > will be pushing the Ubuntu route and has already expressed an interest
> > in OpenICDL. We don't have a time frame yet, so not sure when exactly
> > they want to do this. However, it could perhaps be something that the
> > team could get involved with?? If we could offer them a completely free
> > open source system, I think it would be an awesome pilot project for the
> > LoCo Team. If it works out, it will still be Larry's baby but he would
> > be more than happy to let us get involved. What do you guys think?
> >
> > I would think Edubuntu, OpenICDL (eventually) with the additional open
> > source classroom management software thrown in. Comments?
> >
> > Neil
> >
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