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

[ 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
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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