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

Bin Chen pierr.chen at gmail.com
Tue Apr 4 13:16:00 AEST 2017


On 3 April 2017 at 13:25, Mark Wallis <mark.wallis at newcastle.edu.au> wrote:

> Hi David,
> > On 3 Apr 2017, at 12:55 pm, David Lloyd <lloy0076 at adam.com.au> wrote:
> >
> > What do you want to do?
> To summarise the project aim, we are looking to update course material for
> our Comp Sci/IT/Soft Eng courses to ensure that we aren’t only providing
> students closed-source options.
> Perhaps a couple of examples would help clarify further.
> 1. workshops where we only provide steps that work on the Windows
> platform. The grant would pay an undergraduate student to work with me to
> ensure that an alternate workshop is create for students that want to
> complete that work under Linux.
> 2. assignments where we ask students to draw diagrams using software only
> available on Windows - for example UML diagrams. We would research and
> provide documentation showing students some FOSS alternates to that
> software.

fwiw, I have used visual paradgim [1] a *lot*. It is cross platform and the
community version is free.

For sequence diagram you can you use this [2]. The good things is can
write, instead of draw it,  the diagram, so the diagram can be version

[1] https://www.visual-paradigm.com/
[2] https://www.websequencediagrams.com/

> 3 course such as our Operating Systems course provides a lot of theory,
> but not a lot of practical demonstration. This grant would pay for an
> undergrad to work with me to present a case study of how some of that
> theory is implemented in the Linux kernel.


> I hope that helps clarify.
> Kind Regards,
> Regards,
> Mark.
> ===============================
> Dr. Mark Wallis (Associate Lecturer)
> School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
> Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
> The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, 2308, NSW
> Webpage:
> https://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/mark-wallis
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Chen Bin
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