Canadian Education

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

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Great summary of the current state of linux around the world. Are your students being put at a disadvantage, due to a windoze only policy?

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The largest school board in Canada, the Toronto District School Board, has a third world ratio of 10 students to 1 computer, while 3rd world countries are rapidly moving to 1 to 1, yes, a computer for every student. And check out Brazil, which has the LARGEST deployment of linux computers in education in the world: (324,000! compared to the mere 60,000 in the TDSB), and a Canadian company, is involved! Or how about Uruguay? Yes, Uruguay has given EVERY elementary school student in every school, in every district, in the ENTIRE country, a linux laptop! And now they are expanding the program to provide EVERY high school student in the ENTIRE country with a laptop. Meanwhile, in incompetent, illiterate Toronto, having wasted millions with little to show for it, students have to fight for access to a computer...sigh...

Friday, September 03, 2010

Interesting new website, providing FREE software for medical applications, etc. Also checkout: linuxmednews! :-)
Now if only our politicians weren't so corrupt and illiterate, perhaps we'd have world class, state of the art medical information systems, at REASONABLE cost to the taxpayers...
I'm such a dreamer...:-)