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RE: [seul-edu] Open Source In-service Materials.

My personally most effective line is that of social inclusion: a school that
utilises open source can share the solutions freely with all their pupils
and staff, which disadvantages no one but makes for a more level playing
field for the poorer pupils; open source can have the further incusive
aspect of providing for minority (and other!) language support, with many
web-based applications being able to change their interface language on the
fly and save that as a user preference.

The ease of contributing also attracts many teachers; open source projects
usually welcome input from users seeking further functionality. The idea of
sharing teaching resources and thus lowering the individual work load is
another big plus.

I'd be interested in a copy of your final presentation - especially if it
has the right effect!



-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Brooks
To: seul-edu@seul.org
Sent: 10/6/03 5:49 PM
Subject: [seul-edu] Open Source In-service Materials.

I am going to be doing an In-service on Open Source at the end of this
month, and I was wondering if anyone had any hints, or tips for showing
teachers the advantages of Open Source.

I brought this up about a year ago on this same list, but I was unable
to do the In-service last time, and have since lost all the helpfull

I hope to sell them on Open Source for more things then just the price.

Thanks for any information you can provide
Scott Brooks