[Linux-aus] "start anything you like" type commercials on telly?

Shelagh Manton oneida at tpg.com.au
Wed Dec 14 06:58:01 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-12-14 at 09:30 +1100, Jonathan Oxer wrote:
> On 12/14/05, Shelagh Manton <oneida at tpg.com.au> wrote:
> > Here, here! I have a mother who would love to go to courses on computer
> > programs (University of the Third Age) but all they offer are courses
> > using MS products. So my devious plan to install Ubuntu has been foiled.
> >
> > Perhaps one of the things we could put together is a syllabus for tutors
> > at the various colleges and U3A's to use? Or is this too ambitious and
> > not part of the LA charter?
> Sounds like a great idea to me. If you're interested in looking into
> this in more detail you could have a chat to Kylie Willison who has
> been running FOSS-based introductory computer courses as part of Teen
> Challenge Murray Bridge. She would probably have good insight into
> what would need to be done, and she's also heavily involved with
> ComputerBank which would be another party that might be interested in
> participating since they also do training. See:
>   http://lm.net.au/%7Etcmb/computer.html
>   http://vic.computerbank.org.au/
> Cheers   :-)
> Jonathan Oxer
Hmmm... I probably could help here, when I think about it. I have a
friend who teaches computer skills in the jail system who wrote a
syllabus for the VET scheme. I might be able to get a copy of what he
wrote and model it on that. Sadly my skills using OfficeOrg is very poor
as I opted to use Latex and friends. But if the framework for a syllabus
is there for people to use, that would help?


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