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Re: Urgent: Fedora Electronic Lab + Educational SW

Sebastian Dziallas wrote:
Chitlesh GOORAH wrote:
On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 4:58 AM, Danishka Navin <danishka gmail com> wrote:
Hi Chitlesh,

How are you?
Next week I have two workshops for school teachers and it mainly for
non-tech and windows based school teachers . Basically I will give them a
hands on training for how to install Fedora, updates, and relevant
educational packages.

More over I will do few more workshops  for the next year as well.

Can you do me a favor?

I need kind of extended version of FEL. :)
As you setup the FEL DVD is just 1.2GB.
Could you make  a DVD iso by adding other Fedora educational sofwares.
Then teachers can work on other educational SW on the same DVD.

I am not asking to change your FEL DVD structure.
Let it be 1.2GB as you did.
Pls give me a new iso which includes both FEL and Educational software.

* Why I can't do it myself?
Here I have a poor ADSL connectivity.
So, running a script and downloading hole stuff for trial and error is much

So, pls help me. I really want to spread FEL with other Fedora stuff. :)

Waiting for  a positive response.

Best Regards,

Dear Danishka,

I'm happy to hear from you and your workshops.

If you install Fedora Electronic Lab, you can yum install all
educational software.
Likewise if you install fedora from the standard iso, you can still
yum install any electronic software.

Unfortunately I can't merge electronic and educational software in the
FEL Livedvd iso for the following reasons:
- I am the only one maintaining FEL as full-time
- the use of educational software is vast and targets various
categories of users (astronomy, biology, math,..). for each one of
them the age of the users should be taken into account. We had a
Fedora Educational spin in the past. I'm CC: the fedora board mailing
list hoping someone can revive and maintain a Fedora Education spin.

Ping! Hi there :)

Well, we've an education spin, as well as a special interest group [1] for educational stuff.
I have joined to the team

But, er... I need to admit, the spin which you can currently grab from spins.fedoraproject.org only includes mathematical applications. If you want to get further information, you might want to look at the feature page here [3].

Unfortunately, it became quite calm around the Edu SIG, but I'm still hoping that this doesn't need to be the end.

For example, you could add your name to the wiki and we can try to get something off the ground :). Our last meeting on IRC also happened some time ago - if you're interested in joining, I'd be happy to welcome you!

I've been working on some Sugar & OLPC stuff recently, but I believe a spin with educational or scientific apps is still heavily needed. Maybe we should also expand our goals: Just focusing on mathematical applications might have been not the best idea. Maybe we could also cooperate with other groups in Fedora (with educational or scientific goals) concerning the creation of a spin.

But I still feel that without feedback or ideas from other people, it's somehow hard to get something started. Like Chitlesh said, a list of the software you want use would be great.

Maybe if you give us a list of software you wish to have for your
workshops, maybe fedora can spin a special LiveDVD for your workshops
while you will promote fedora. I ask the approval from Fedora Board
for such a spin through this email.

This might be a solution, too. But nevertheless, I think feedback or ideas concerning a possible spin would be very helpful!

Hi Sebastian,

My target is adding possible software's which covers all (but possible) school education subjects.

Math, Arts, Science, Language/English, Computer, Geography, Accounts, Electronics, etc
for age range of 6 to 18 students and teachers of them.

Thereby I invite you to join our Fedora Ambassador Project and be one
of our Fedora Ambassadors. You can also meet other Fedora Ambassadors
in your region who might help you as well for your events.

Kind regards,

By the way: You might also want to join our mailing list [3].
Yes, I did :)
And please don't hesitate to contact me directly ;).



[1] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/Education
[2] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/EducationMathSpin
[3] http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-education-list

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