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SEUL.org: Linux in education report #32 for November 6

Nov 06, 2000, 19:03 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Doug Loss for this link. ]

"Brian Proffitt published a call for Linux advocacy in schools on LinuxPlanet recently. In it he made a number of good points, not least of which is that local LUGs can be very influential in getting Linux into the schools by offering to help any school interested in trying Linux. Read the article, then talk to your local user group about how you can do this!"

"Emilio Milian provided us with a personal experience with a Mexican school that is taking part in Red Excolar:

In August, I visited Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta. While I was there I visited the "Red Escolar" in Guadalajara to see first hand their use of Linux in the Mexican schools. ... Some of the problems as they explained to me was the HP hardware was not compatible with the version of Linux they were running, also getting software to run. A big problem was getting knowledgable people."
"James Salsman of the Bovik Research Institute has developed a proposal for a low-cost, mass-market, pronunciation-based English as a Second Language computer-aided educational telephony system. There is a white paper on the concept here. We think this is an important and potentially very useful concept, and we encourage you to look over the proposal and support it in any way you can."

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