[Linux-aus] Re: [ALLIES] Re: A Linux for Students project idea

Andrew Donnellan ajdlinux at gmail.com
Fri Mar 17 08:43:02 UTC 2006

OK. Thanks for the comments. What I would say is needed:

* A website (sooner or later)
* A bit of promotion on other Linux websites
* Word of mouth advertising
* Actual posting on the list so people don't think it's dead (the last
posts were like a few mths ago or something)


On 3/17/06, Janet Hawtin <lucychili at internode.on.net> wrote:
> Andrew Donnellan wrote:
> > I'm not after just a discussion/lobbying list like ALLIES or LIAS, not
> > just http://schools.linux.org.au but also
> > http://students.linux.org.au.
> >
> > openeducation.org seems to be similar. I'm sort of after a place where
> > students can post questions and get answers, and where teachers can
> > get actual HOWTOs as well.
> >
> > andrew
> Yep and the response youre getting is more about what people do than
> where they do it? Setting up a list where students can post won't
> autopopulate the list with relevant answer rich folk.
> So if we want a list where that can happen praps what folks are saying
> is what about if we try and do those things here and if it takes off and
> we do it well we branch it?
> Ive also been cruising the freenode irc channels
> and find them a good spot to ask questions about different specific
> applications. Ive found #inkscape, #scribus and #ubuntu all alive and
> interactive.
> What sort of questions would you like folks to be able to ask?
> an edu list is quite broad - are the questions on edu broadly?
> or are there specific lists with folks who might know the answers which
> will actually be asked by the students, and a list called students might
> not attract those folk?
> To be honest (imho) a bunch of teachers and students in here asking
> questions is probably exactly what the place needs to keep the advocacy
> folk in contact with those perspectives? It might help us to get a more
> student and teacher based population and flavour into the edu miniconfs?
> Main proviso being if 30 students need to find answers during the 40 or
> so minutes of a class they might find that people with answers might not
> be online at that time.
> I'll make sure to post a link to the howtos from the Marree bronze ingot
> linux training after weve polished them off.
> Thanks for the poke Andrew keep it up =)
> Cheers
> Janet

Andrew Donnellan
Jabber - ajdlinux at jabber.org.au
Member of Linux Australia - http://linux.org.au
Debian user - http://debian.org
Get free rewards - http://ezyrewards.com/?id=23484
OpenNIC user - http://www.opennic.unrated.net

More information about the linux-aus mailing list