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F'n Literal Rants: Bringing Open Source to the Classroom

Nov 16, 2004, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])


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"In American public schools, computer and multi-media technologies have become an important part of the general curriculum. Managing that technology has presented public school districts with an entirely new set of issues such as technical support, faculty training, acquisition and funding of up-to-date equipment and ancillary support. While schools struggle with these issues, technology budgets are being cut, new security threats to the computer systems are being discovered and exploited, software costs are raising and hardware is aging. It is becoming an overwhelming task to effectively manage and keep the infrastructure safe from external threats while also attempting to keep the technology current. One kind of resource that can help schools cope with this situation is Open Source Software. The use of Open Source Software builds cost effective and secure solutions to the funding and security problems that prevent the efficient use of computer technology in education..."

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