Rich and Sean from Bristol Wireless have arranged with ECC to use their
computer suite to put on computing training for novices using
Open-Source materials. The idea is to get in the recipients of the
recently distributed Suse installed machines and give them an
introductory grounding in using the Operating Sytem.
The course we have agreed is split into 4 parts
1 Introduction to the Operating system (KDE desktop)
2.Introduction to office (Open Office)
3.Intoduction to the editing digital images (Gimp)
4.Introduction to the Internet (Mozilla)
This will run initially twice over 4 weeks on a thursday evening from
Dates are –
We will be looking for tutors and tutor-support volunteers for all of
the above dates. No funding as yet, but both ECC and us are working on
We also want to try to develop some good course materials as teaching
aids. The idea would be to produce them colloboratively using the wiki
and the bbs (http://forums.mjleoanrd.me.uk). The possibility of using
the materials as a base to expand the courses so that they could be used
for longer courses such as a proper Gimp course or Opensource ECDL would
be good as well.
OSFoundation and Linux IT are working towards similar objectives from
the other end of the training spectrum (i.e professional linux
accreditation) and we hope to be able to do some work together on this.
As an aside there may be scope for people to do some Linux Professional
Instutute (www.lpi.org) accreditation exams at a small cost (or we will
try to get some funding for that too)– more details soon.
Anyone wanting to do the preparation necessary for this could take a
look at the following