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SEUL.org: Linux in education report #33 for November 20

Nov 20, 2000, 21:28 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Things have been pretty quiet on the educational front for the last two weeks. We've had some discussion about how to wire new schools with Linux in mind, and how to set up and use Wikis in Zope."

"Dave Prentice is looking for a Linux desktop publishing program to replace the beta version of FrameMaker he's been using in his high school DTP class. He's looking into iceSculptor, which won't be shipped till January. Other possibilities are XClamation from Axene, although the Axene website seems to have disappeared, ImPress, and LyX. KWord and StarWriter were also mentioned, but these are more wordprocessors than desktop publishing packages. ArtStream was also mentioned. The problem with most of these is that they're either not true desktop publishing packages or they're too expensive for an educational environment. We'd welcome any other suggestions for affordable ways to teach desktop publishing using Linux."

"We saw Evan Leibovitch's ZDNet article on advocating Linux to Jamaican educators. We've since contacted the Jamaica Computer Society's Education Foundation and offered whatever assistance they'd like in presenting Linux to Jamaican educators."

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