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Update on roll out

Yesterday (Tuesday 19th Oct) Rich and Dick Turpin met some of the parents in the planned recipient households to give them a bit more information about what they may expect over the next few weeks. A leaflet was distributed entitled "Some information about the project …" and a questionnaire hurriedly put together by both of […]

Course materials from IOSN This looks like a really useful resource. It’s being slashdotted at the moment so its difficult to access the server but it might form a good basis for a longer introductory course. Will have a look and evaluate once I get get on the site. the original SlashDot posting can be found here – […]

Training Day Giveaway

Another successful training course completed at Easton Community Centre ICT Suite. Ten novice students took away refurbished machines running Mepis Linux, once again kindly donated by those excellent people at the Institute of Physics Publishing. The concurrent running course will be completed next Thursday (4th march) which will bring the grand total of redistributed Linux […]

Latest Course Failure

The latest course at Easton Community Centre has been cancelled due to only having one recruited student (of 4) actually turn up for the first evening class. The last one had only 3 students. Our recruitment mechanism is obviously not working properly and if we wish to continue with these courses we do need to […]

Should we charge more?

We did start the courses by attempting to make them free, which was OK when everything was being done on a purely voluntary basis. Sustainability has to work on several levels though. Our attempt to employ tutors to provide a more professional approach to the training, seems to be working, but the obtaining of money […]

Course Delay + New Flyer

Due to problems with the wrong booking telephone number being handed out, we have delayed the start of the course to Thursday 22nd April. You can download a flyer for the course here – Please print out some copies and distribute if you can. Because of the delay the tutors and administrators have agreed […]

New Training News

We’ve got dates for the next training course – this time we only have the opportunity to deliver the course in one slot running from Thursday April 8th for 4 weeks. All bookings will be done through Music & Message via the ECC. We are arranging to have the computers refurbished and delivered by Don […]

Pathways Work Placements

We’ve got the go-ahead with a few provisos to employ some people as work placements in partnership with Future West as part of the Pathways to Work project. We’ve had a meeting at the lab with Red and Jade West the 2 administrators of the scheme and they seem very keen to work with us. […]

Internet access for blind and partially sighted people

Bringing the Web to Life – Internet access for blind and partially sighted people Presented by Andy White RNIB Technology Officer Date: Thursday 17th June 2004 Time: 9.30 am to 4.00 pm Venue: RNIB Bristol Cost: £90.00 Code: AT3 An intermediate level course aimed at visually impaired people or those who are working with visually […]

More IoPP donations + Giveaway News

The Institute of Physics Publishing have come up with another 20 computers which will be distributed over the next 2 Thursdays to the course participants currently in their third week of training. Paul and Ben have been leading the training, and developing more course materials – Thanks to all those preparing the machines for […]

Bannerman Road go-ahead

Richard and I had a good meeting with Adam Cattle the Education IT support officer with responsibility for Bannerman Road School on Friday (16/1) facilitated by Dick Turpin, the school’s community development worker, and one of the governors (or he might have left the governors to take up this post, I didn’t get clear that […]

Radio course

Course Introduction: Open Access Radio: Do you have have something to say? Over eight weeks this course will provide a practical introduction to speech based radio as an accessible means of communication. The course will be taught using the Dyne:bolic toolkit – a free GNU/Linux distribution on a CD-Rom that turns any PC with a […]

New online Linux Course from Linux Online

Intermediate Course =================== The new intermediate course is designed for those who have have completed our previous course, "Getting Started with Linux" and want to expand on what they learned. This course focuses on Linux system administration tasks, such as installation and configuration of programs providing network services. It goes into detail on how to […]

Job at Southmead Development Trust

IT Practioner Tutor/Network Adminstrator £19,500 per annum One year initially _____________________________________________________ With a minimum two years’ current IT teaching experience or relevant teaching qualification, you will deliver hardware maintenance and IT skills training. You will also maintain the computer network and have the ability to set up, configure and administer a LAN and deliver training […]