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Ubuntu in Education

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Wow – I’ve already been amazed at learning about some of the great things happening with Ubuntu in Education.  At every level, Ubuntu in schools and learning just makes sense.  Yesterday I was pointed to this great map showing school deployments in Finland:  http://bit.ly/amFiOO .   Greece is right behind them and lots of schools in the US are reporting success using Ubuntu as well.  The work is being done by both volunteers and Solution Providers.

The Andalusia deployment of over 200,000 systems is well documented and Amtron deploying 28,000 in Assam in northern India and Oxford Archaeology and Johns Hopikins and Oakland University and the list continues to grow.  Next week I’m visiting a local school in my backyard of Houston, TX that has migrated to Ubuntu using Moodle and other open source SIS (Student Information Systems).  The project lead is also the volunteer coordinator of the Moodle Core Contrib team.   I had to travel out of town to meet him and learn about this great project.  I’m really glad I did!

Next up, the Edubuntu team is still being driven by the unstoppable Jonathan Carter (highvoltage) and everyone is welcome to stop into #edubuntu and join the weekly meetings on Tuesdays to add your voice.

Who am I?  I’m Dinda!   I came into the world of open source and Ubuntu some five years ago b/c of my interests in Education and all things learning.  You might have seen me around various projects but now I’ve taken on the temporary role of looking at everything related to “Ubuntu in Education” and creating some materials to help anyone who wants to use Ubuntu for learning.  Are you a student?  parent?  educator?  Sys Admin or IT staff at a school/University?  Voter?  Decision maker or Service/Solution Provider?  What do you need to make Ubuntu a success in your school?  Email me or add your comments here.

Written by dindafoss

September 2, 2010 at 2:42 pm

Posted in ubuntu

Back to School With Ubuntu

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We were wondering in the Edubuntu lists and meetings if there were any way to learn just how many people and schools there are using Edubuntu and Ubuntu?  anyone have thoughts on helping take a census?

I created this starter wiki page to let those interested in letting us know to add themselves to the list.  Will also try on the various mailing lists.  What about you?  Are you going back to school with Ubuntu?

Written by dindafoss

August 30, 2010 at 10:21 pm

Posted in ubuntu