Why should we teach students Linux??
Tue Mar 6 17:00:39 PST 2007
Roel Bindels wrote:
> To change a curriculum of a study, I need a solid case. So if somebody
> knows a link/document about why we should educate our students in the
> Linux OS, please send it. Or article about the usage of Linux in company's.
> I hope you will all take some time to send me your best links/documents.
This is not exactly what you asked for as it deals more with the "what" than
How about a class project/lab to set up an LTSP (Linux Terminal Server
Project) system. It is being deployed in a lot of K-12 public schools with
significant economic benefits.
Have the class do the design. Make component and software choices. Have them
document the costs. Once it is up and running, have them compare it to
"commercial" solutions. Challenge them to correctly identify the pros and cons.
Objective: teach them to consider alternatives, document decision criteria,
write proposals and analyze results. Teach them to *think* as well as just
*do*. Employees who can do the former as well as the latter are always more
valuable and more sought-after.
Heber Springs, Arkansas USA
B.S.E.E., Univ. of Arkansas, 1983
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