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The '''Education SIG''' aims to optimize Fedora for use at universities and schools as well as for education usage by schoolers or students. That includes, but is not limited to:
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The mission of the Fedora Education SIG (Edu SIG) is to optimize Fedora for use by teachers and learners, both within and outside of the context of educational institutions.
  
* create and maintain a [[Features/Education| Fedora Education Spin]]  as CD
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We do this by building, maintaining, and evangelizing a strong ecosystem of educational packages within Fedora and by supporting learners in using these packages as tools to reach their curricular goals.
  
* try to get more [[SIGs/Education/Apps| educational applications]]  included into Fedora
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This includes, but is not limited to:
  
* coordinate the different efforts within the Fedora project
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* creating and maintain a [[Features/Education| Fedora Education Spin]] CD
 
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* getting more [[SIGs/Education/Apps| educational applications]] included in the Fedora ecosystem
The Fedora Education Spin is the number one goal right now and includes software to use it as a terminal server client. In parallel some SIG members work in integrating K12LTSP into Fedora. Once that work is finished it remains to be seen if we integrate that work into the Fedora Education Spin. Due to space constrains we might choose to start and maintain a second spin as DVD. That could contains more education software and all the K12LTSP packages (including the bits to set up a K12LTSP server).
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* communicating between the different education-related efforts within the Fedora project
  
 
== Plan of Action ==
 
== Plan of Action ==

Revision as of 04:45, 8 June 2009

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The mission of the Fedora Education SIG (Edu SIG) is to optimize Fedora for use by teachers and learners, both within and outside of the context of educational institutions.

We do this by building, maintaining, and evangelizing a strong ecosystem of educational packages within Fedora and by supporting learners in using these packages as tools to reach their curricular goals.

This includes, but is not limited to:

Contents

Plan of Action

Short term plans:

  • form this SIG
  • get people together in one palace and discuss how to move on. A dedicated Fedora Education List exists already and we'll likely reuse it for this SIG. Maybe an IRC meeting now and then might be a could idea as well.
  • get the Fedora Education Spin finished, tested and approved by rel-eng and the board as official spin.

Joining the SIG

Joining the Education SIG is dead simple: Just add your name below and start communicating with the rest of the members (right now we discuss the spin on fedora-devel-list). If you are not yet a Fedora contributor yet you need to become a member of the cla_done group in the Fedora accounts system; that way you'll get access to the wiki.

Meetings

See /Meetings

Members

Internal Links

Here are the some wiki links related to this SIG.

Topic Note
Educational Apps list of edu apps including a wishlist
Spin Proposal work related to our spin goes in here
Agenda our agenda together with the meeting archives lives here

External References

There are educational projects by other distributions, mainly

  • the openSUSE project. Here is the educational page. You might also want to have a look at their wiki .
  • They also provide a list of edu apps.
  • KDE and their kdeedu packages.