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Allegheny first-years dive into Fedora

Apr 13, 2010, 09:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Jadud)

"This semester, a colleague and I have been running a parallel set of freshman seminar courses. Darren Miller (a photography professor in the Art Department) is teaching a course titled Art and Activism, and mine is titled Technology and Activism. These topical courses are part of an Allegheny student's introduction to writing and presentation skills—and we decided to take that to another level this semester. Over the course of fourteen weeks, we've introduced them to the Creative Commons, blogging, and open source software in the context of social change, trying to get them ready for their dive into the Fedora project.

"Today, 42 first-year students at Allegheny College were thrown into the deep end of the pool on the Fedora project. Given that these are first-year students with no particular background in computing, we've worked closely with Mel Chua to get these students plugged into the Marketing and Design teams."

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