[SATLUG] Do you know any Texas schools or educators that use Gnu/Linux?

John Champion satlugacct at jchampion.com
Fri Feb 5 21:51:46 CST 2010


I teach a Linux/Unix class at UIW and we definitely use Linux/Unix in that
class but I must confess..the classroom lab PCs are running Sun
VirtualBox/Ubuntu but I have more than half of the class that have Linux as
a dual-boot option on their laptops.

Does that count?
john

On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 6:58 AM, Don Davis <dondavis at reglue.org> wrote:

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>> What is this for?
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> That's a good question. As an educator, I'd like to be able to network with
> other educators and schools that use Gnu/Linux. It would also help to build
> up a support system. (I understand that Gnu/Linux has a great community
> support structure, but many conversations in regards to education can best
> take place (or are more meaningful) within a context of educators.)
> One example:
> Bob is a tech coordinator. He wants to know if a Gnu/Linux system is right
> for him and his school. He gets on his local LUG list and talks to a lot of
> great people but at the end of the day they won't have had experience with
> the programs and configurations he's interested in e.g.:
> Which textbooks do you use with that?
> What about the credit recovery programs?
> How does Study Island, Grade Speed, A+, D2SC, ... work with that?
>
> I'm also sharing a talk with educators and thought it would be helpful to
> have a map of schools using Gnu/Linux (Debian edu does something similar.)
>
> My preliminary presentation layouts are here:
> http://linuxltsptcea2010.pbworks.com/
> http://linuxltsptcea2010.pbworks.com/FAQs
>
> Thank you.
>
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