[Linux-aus] Grant Application: Promotion of FOSS in undergraduate Computer Science, Information Technology and Software Engineering degrees at the University of Newcastle

Mark Wallis mark.wallis at newcastle.edu.au
Mon Apr 3 15:49:14 AEST 2017

Thanks Nathan and Paul for your feedback.

> On 3 Apr 2017, at 3:32 pm, Nathan Bailey <web at polynate.net> wrote:
> Mark, is there any chance you could collaborate on this with another uni? Universities tend to be far more understanding of sharing coursework with each other than with the general public, so there may be some opportunity to collaborate on the "closed" bits as well as the open bits.

While hesitant to bite off more than I can chew, I had thoughts that if the project went well we would write a paper and submit it to one of the leading Australian Computer Science Education conferences - probably ACE. This is the “Computer Science Education” conference and would definitely help promote the approach across other ANZ educational institutions.

There is a fair bit of “we don’t know what we don’t know” here as well. I doubt we will have a clear view of just how bad a problem we have here (i.e. how much FOSS-unfriendly content we have) until we get through the initial review part of the grant. I think it’s important we complete at least that part of the grant before engaging any other institutions.

Dr. Mark Wallis (Associate Lecturer)
School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, 2308, NSW

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