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A complete Free Software lab in the pockets of every teacher

Apr 10, 2010, 19:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marco Fioretti)

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"Endless cuts to Public Education budgets are creating survival problems to many italian Public Schools, forcing them to ask more or less "voluntary" contributions to parents every year. How can you guarantee quality education in such conditions, especially when many teachers, either because they only get very short term assignments, every time in a different school, or because their school has more than one campus, work every day in a different neighborhood?

"Some italian schools just started to write their own textbooks to save their students money. As far as ICT is concerned, instead, many schools in Italy and abroad, may also use the method developed and already successfully applied by Ezio Da Rin (the italian entrepreneur fighting for proprietary file formats in Public Administrations http://stop.zona-m.net/it/node/104] and Marco Clocchiatti, teacher in the Paschini Lyceum of Tolmezzo, in the Carnia mountain region of Northeastern Italy.

"Netlive is a system to set up and use in just a few minutes a very flexible computer lab without spending anything in software licenses. I asked Ezio and Marco (E&M) to explain how much good Netlive and Free Software in general could do for italian schools (even if the Italian Government seems to prefer other solutions)."

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