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SEUL.org: Linux in Education Report #72

Jun 11, 2002, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Doug Loss)

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"June 10, 2002--Bruno Coudoin submitted his gcompris educational application to BECTa (British Educational and Technology Agency) for inclusion in its BESD (BECTa Educational Software Database), only to have it refused. In explanation, the BESD team said:

"'In order to meet the criteria of the BECTa Educational Software Database, we do ask that any materials referenced through the service are not just relevant to subjects studied in the UK, but that they are also appropriate for the English National Curriculum. Therefore unfortunately we are unable to include this product on BESD.'

"Chris Puttick explained:

"'As your package does not fit neatly into the UK national curriculum (i.e. you haven't pre-defined for them what the package does in NC terms), they're not (with some notable exceptions) going to be interested. My contributions were also turned down. I forwarded your exchange to a UK based list that may have people better placed to define gcompris in NC terms...'"

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