Linux in Education
LinuxCertified,Inc. a leading provider of Linux training, will offer weekend Linux system administration bootcamp on December 1st - 2nd, 2007 in South Bay(CA). This workshop is designed for busy information technology professionals and is designed to cover the most important Linux administration areas.
"The reason that the Russian announcement is funny boils down to the perception over the years that Russia equates to totalitarianism, whilst here in America we're all about Freedom and innovation. Yet our educational system -- the very underpinnings of how we're growing out future technological talent, is based upon the inversion of what one..."
Russian OS is to be installed on every school computer in Russia by 2009. Furthermore, every pupil will get the opportunity to operate the applied software produced in Russia, Leonid Reiman, acting Minister of Communication stated at a press conference. Experts and market participants consider the terms within which software is to be developed quite reasonable. According to Mr. Reiman, that might significantly reduce Russian dependence on foreign software.
Russian Ministry of Finance approved RUR 3 bln financing from state budget for software on school computers. 1,9 bln from that would be spent on patented software, like Microsoft's and Adobe's products (developers are to bid in August).
Ars Technica were at aKademy 2007, where they took a look at the Intel classmate PC running Mandriva Linux.
In terms of educational value, there are at least two critical issues to be addressed in thinking through these policies, issues that raise powerful barriers to the long-term effectiveness of any kind of 1/1 or similar strategy. And the issues in question are not just the responsibility of those who are leading the way with such policies and projects.
The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the premier Linux certification organization worldwide, announced new LPI Approved Training Partners (LPI-ATP) in Africa, Europe and Latin America. This includes the first LPI training partners in France, Greece, the Ivory Coast, Peru, and Tanzania.
Nation’s eighth-largest district turns to open-source software to extend computers to every student. Looking for a cost-effective way to deliver portable computing to every student, the San Diego Unified School District is installing machines with desktop Linux and other open-source software. In turning to open source, San Diego joins a growing number of school systems aiming to extend computing resources affordably to more users.