Thanks for the heads up.
Do any of you get Linux Format? Next to "Linux Journal" I think this is a great resource for all things Penguin. Anyway, in this month's magazine there's a great article on PHP Website Authentication...worth a look!
Next month they are looking at Linux in education. Just a heads-up.
Did I mention that the cover disk this month has a copy of Knoppix 4 on it? OK. I just did.
I don't work for them, honest!
Thanks for the heads up.
I got a few issues of Linux Format when it first came out. I gave up on it in the end because it never told me anything I didn't know. I just get Linux Journal now.
I can't remeber if it was Linux Journal or Linux Format who had a massive Linux in Education article early this year. They had many valid points including (my favorite) why do no schools actually teach computers? Why do they teach what used to be called office skills and call it ICT when almost no real knowlege about computers, how they work and how to make them work correctly (via programming). Not since computer studies in the 80's has a programming language been taught as part of the curriculum and examined as part of the coursework.
All valid I feel.
I think that was Linux Format.
ict is not about skills and not about computers it is about correct usage of computers now..
for example whats right software to do presenatation in and what colours shall i use/ contrast/ does it go with audience i am speaking to etc
by fact you learn above you learn skills as well...
as for program lang bit of cop out when i was in school we spent 5 weeks learning qbasic
That falls down instantly when all they get is a choice of Powerpoint and Office.for example whats right software to do presenatation in and what colours shall i use/ contrast/ does it go with audience i am speaking to etc
Everyone knows that Publisher is best for everythingOriginally Posted by Dos_Box
MS Publisher makes my breakfast daily!
It makes a good dogs dinner!
Hehe well less kids with specialist IT knowledge = great news for us!
But that is a bit short sighted I supose. Never mind
Karoshi is going to be one of the items meantioned in next months Linux Format....I can't wait
I'll download that and have a play over half term I think...but I can't see most schools changing to that solution if they have already heavily invested in a Windows-based network (with licensing, applications, teacher-training time etc etc). Looks good though...
Difference is you have to keep investing in a Windows based network year on year. Linux is a one off migration cost.
Unless you read the Micorosft Windows vs Linux cost guides where they begin to put a price on the air you breath whilst using Linux to add 'cost' to a free product. M$ air of course is free!
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