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

Dassa dassa at dhs.org
Thu Dec 15 04:00:03 UTC 2005

|> -----Original Message-----
|> From: linux-aus-admin at lists.linux.org.au 
|> [mailto:linux-aus-admin at lists.linux.org.au] On Behalf Of 
|> Carrington, Mike
|> Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2005 4:44 PM
|> To: linux-aus at lists.linux.org.au
|> Subject: RE: [Linux-aus] "start anything you like" type 
|> commercials on telly?
|> >> 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?
|> >
|> >It's not part of the Press ctte charter, but still a great idea. I
|> think tutors probably want to teach Linux but don't really 
|> know >how to go about it. A syllabus that takes people 
|> through the installation procedure, the GNOME and KDE 
|> desktops, OpenOffice, 
|> >system admin, etc.
|> >
|> >BTW, my local community college (Port Macquarie) does offer a Linux
|> course.
|> Yes, this sounds like a good idea. Has anyone mentioned 
|> using the syllabus in schools as well, my kids seem to be 
|> the only ones at their school that have heard of KDE. AN 
|> easy set-up guide would be a good start with some tips for 
|> handling of devices and so on (I always do things the hard 
|> way I think).

You will find the basic framework is already there with a syllabus written for
Competency Based Training, most of the further education sites use this and it
can be adapted for use with any software or OS.  What is more likely needed is
along the lines of Facilator Notes and Student Workbooks to show how to
achieve the competencies using Open Source tools.  A trainer currently has to
compose their own from the many FAQ's and Howto's floating about or their own
knowledge.  Having some resources available to assist in this area would be a
great asset.

Darryl (Dassa) Lynch 

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