[kde-edu]: Beyond KDE-Edu as it is now

Tomaz Canabrava tumaix at gmail.com
Wed Jan 21 20:34:57 CET 2009

I agree with Piacentini`s.
I can also gather some feedback on some public schools that I work as monitor.

Tomaz Canabrava

On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 11:36 PM, Mauricio Piacentini
<piacentini at kde.org> wrote:
> Anne-Marie Mahfouf wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> As you may have seen Aaron's blog
>> http://aseigo.blogspot.com/2009/01/purpose-specific-containments.html
>> and collected feedback
>> http://techbase.kde.org/Projects/Plasma/Education
>> 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
>> tools.
>> 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.
> Regards,
> Mauricio Piacentini
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