TechNewsWorld: Exposing Teachers to Open Source
Oct 08, 2003, 13:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chandra Devi)
[ Thanks to Matt for
this link. ]
"The Malaysian National Computer Confederation (MNCC) and
Advanced Technology Studies Centre (atSC) have embarked on a plan
to promote open source technology to schools in the country. As a
start, they have initiated a pilot project, with sponsorship from
local businessman Datuk Siew Nim Chee, to train teachers in open
source software (OSS).
"During the recent school holidays, 12 teachers from 11 schools
in the Klang Valley were given a six-day intensive training on
basic Linux open source tools and Open Office usage at the KDU
Management Development Centre (KMDC).
"The training was conducted by Brian Bork, atSC's principal
trainer from the United States..."