[Linux-aus] Programs for education

Greg Cockburn gergnz at gmail.com
Sat Nov 2 22:44:39 EST 2013

This is where we fall down, we don't teach *computers*, we teach Enterprise
Applications.  Hopefully later in the syllabus they teach the fundamentals,
the same as is for Mathematics (I went to school in NZ, so can only speak
of it there, plus it was 16 odd years ago).

Thanks for the responses Jackson et. all.

I haven't got a Raspberry Pi, or Arduino, but both are on my wish list.  It
is more of a wait and see and give them opportunities to see which way they
go and what interests them the most.  Both are showing a keen in interest
in something STEM, so only time will tell.  I do however have a Mindstorms
EV3 kit, which both have been very keen, but prefer the Lego building side
to the programming side so far.


On Sat, Nov 2, 2013 at 6:21 PM, Jackson Doak <noskcaj at ubuntu.com> wrote:

> Linux does not appear in the syllabus, at least up till year 9 NSW. Words,
> excel, access, adobe dreamweaver and basic python is all i've had so far
> (with all available computer electives). Nothing can be installed on the
> DET laptops, unless you get admin access (easy, but not many are willing).
> Installing linux is now impossible on the laptops.
> On Sat, Nov 2, 2013 at 5:50 PM, Paul Parker <paul2471 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Programs for education...
>> Within Australia's education syllabus does Linux appear, so at least
>> we ensure all students (in particular secondary) receive a basic
>> understanding of Linux ?
>> Basic is hopefully enough they see it as useful,  also to where they
>> can proceed further either Live-on-USB-or-Disk or to install and learn
>> more.
>> Is it possible to run Linux  Live-on-USB-or-Disk on the Education laptops
>> ?
>> Paul.
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