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Re: [seul-edu] Linux community support for education
I wish I had a local Linux
group to call on. I don't even know anybody else in the New Orleans area that
has Linux installed on anything. If there is anybody that can give detailed
technical assistance, it sure would be helpful. Everything has been by trial and
error -- setting up, configuring the network, remote printing, getting NIS
working -- but I still haven't figured out how to set up my client
machines to go through the gateway to get to the Internet. It's probably
something simple, but there's nobody to show me what I'm doing wrong. Anybody
want to take a trip to N.O. to show me what to do?
Anyway, in my school district
the tech support department has barely even heard of Linux, let alone support
it. All they will support are Pentium 233's or better running Windows NT. As if
my school has any chance of getting some of those!
As most of you know, I
write fortnightly reports on Linux in
education. My next report is
due on Monday, and I have very little
to write about. For that
reason I'm trying to "prime the pump" and
interesting and useful discussion. If you can think
questions you'd like to ask the list, now is the time.
question. We've talked before about how the Linux
community can get
involved in education through advocacy and support
schools. That was useful information for those of us who
primarily Linux techies but not educators. What I'd like to
out is if any of us who are teachers or school administrators
received or tried to enlist the help of local LUGs or other
community resources in their efforts to use Linux in school.
If so, how
successful were you? If you were dissatisfied with the
received (if any), why and in what way was it lacking? If
haven't tried to locate and avail yourself of local Linux
not? Is there anything the Linux community can or
should do to help
you in your efforts?
I'll be on a panel dealing with Linux use in
education at the
LinuxWorld Expo in New York City in a few weeks, and
will very likely become part of what I say to the
your chance to speak to the
God is a comedian playing
Data Network Coordinator to an audience
Bloomsburg University to laugh.