[kde-edu]: Beyond KDE-Edu as it is now
piacentini at kde.org
Wed Jan 21 03:36:51 CET 2009
Anne-Marie Mahfouf wrote:
> Hi all,
> As you may have seen Aaron's blog
> and collected feedback
> there is a real interest from teachers, IT admins, community workers, ... to
> have a very customizable desktop for students. Kiosk settings, plasma easy
> adaptability are solid tools to base a desktop for pupils on.
> To follow the discussion started by Aaron and in collaboration with Edubuntu
> and its user base and other distributions like Skolelinux, mEDUxa, ... the KDE
> project needs to carry on gathering needs from the base and define some
> objectives, targets, design mockups,... in order to make this happening. KDE
> can extend the Edu experience from applications to the whole desktop and admin
> Would this mailing list, oriented so far to target Edu applications, be the
> one where we also could discuss about admin tools, a desktop, etc? Or should
> we set a new mailing list for that?
> And how can we gather more feedback? get more in touch with classrooms, IT
> people, schools admins?
I think we should use this mailing list, which already has several
people interested in Education. As for gathering feedback I can offer to
engage the guys from Software Livre Educacional (sleducacional.org) into
it. This is a group of educators here in Brazil that are enthusiasts of
free software, and agnostic about the distro or project, so it seems
ideal for getting the information we need.
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