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SEUL.org: Linux in education report #28 for September 11

Sep 11, 2000, 20:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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"In the past two weeks SEUL/edu has talked about our participation in various tradeshows. Our self-defined role is to foster educational applications for Linux. So far we've attended and presented at a handful of Linux shows in North America and Europe. It occurred to us that that may not be getting our message across to the people most in need of hearing it: teachers and school administrators. Therefore, we're going to try to attend conferences for computer-using educators and educational technology in addition to the Linux shows. This will be something new for us and will probably require us to modify our presentations and focus a bit so as to "speak their language." As we're an all-volunteer, virtual organization, we don't have lots of money for these real-world conferences. For that reason we prefer to try for fewer conferences with wider exposure, rather than the more numerous local and regional ones. If any of you have suggestions as to what conferences we should investigate or other ideas that could help us connect with the educational community, please contact Doug Loss with your comments. We can use all the help we can get!"

"The cafeteria management software mentioned in the last report is being worked on quietly. The principles involved decided that rather than take a lot of time developing a comprehensive system that would be all things to all cafeterias, they would put something together that works for the school asking for the program that could be ready for use quickly. After solving the immediate problem they can look at generalizing the program."

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