Education SIG

Mike D 42flicks at
Wed Feb 13 20:52:37 UTC 2008

On Feb 14, 2008 6:07 AM, Jeff Spaleta <jspaleta at> wrote:

> On Feb 12, 2008 9:31 PM, Ric Moore <wayward4now at> wrote:
> > Sure, count me in. We're investigating introducing Linux as an
> > educational tool within the prisons system. We're in the politics and
> > grants stage. They keep me hidden. <grins hugely> Ric
> That's a fascinating challenge.
> I wonder how much more freedom of movement you have in such an adult
> education situation, versus a standardized public school system.
> I've had a good constructive talk with an educator here, who was a
> technology specialist before moving into administration, and he's
> related to me what he thinks the challenges at getting teachers using
> open software.  There can be significant inertia against change in the
> classroom.
> But I wonder if the same forces acting against change exist in adult
> education situations.
> -jef
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I'm also interested as am beginning to investigate the potential in a
Kindergarten (pre-school) environment.
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