Canadian Education

A forum for discussion of issues important to the future of education for Canadians.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

YASD (Yet Another School District) has seen the light and switched to linux! :-) Over 9,000 computers in all schools in Geneva, Switzerland are changing to Ubuntu, Open Office, etc. And saving hundreds of thousands of dollars EVERY YEAR by doing so, etc. Or how about this very large school district, San Diego, empowering ALL of its students (i.e. one computer to one student ratio) using linux? Or how about the state of Indiana, which is ALSO moving to a one to one ratio for all of its students, using linux? Even Macedonia is providing a one to one computer ratio to equip ALL of their students for the future. Well, the list of changes and schools that are providing a state-of-the-art education for their students is constantly growing. It's clear that some schools and administrations clearly have done their homework and are providing the best educational experience for ALL of their students, preparing them for the future, able to work anywhere in the world, able to use linux computers anywhere in the world, anytime, any language, etc. How about YOUR schools? Unfortuately, Ontario students are falling far, far behind, due to lack of access, etc.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

It's getting quite routine to see how linux is being used to run the most powerful systems on the planet...amongst other things...;-)
And I quite agree with this Technology Director concerning computer education. Are your students being prepared for the world, or just being brainwashed by a major corporation for lockin and continued enslavement? And here are some very interesting opinions of true world leaders in the computer world.
Here are a couple of examples of Canadian schools that are preparing their students for the future, rather than the past...
And here is an additonal article about the world's newest, fastest, best supercomputer, which runs linux, of course! :-)