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= Fedora Education SIG =
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== General Mission Statement ==
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== Introduction ==
  
The project 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 ==
  
Short term plans:
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Our first step is to '''build ourselves and others the tools we'll need to reach our goals.''' What makes it difficult for ''educators'' to use - and contribute to - the Fedora package ecosystem as a way to directly help them ''teach and learn more effectively''?
  
* form this SIG
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=== Make a spin with tools for education package contributions ===
  
* get people together in one palace and discuss how to move on. A dedicated [http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-education-list Fedora Education List]  exists already and we'll likely reuse it for this SIG. Maybe an [[SIGs/Education/Agenda| IRC meeting]] now and then might be a could idea as well.
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We are making a spin chock-full of development tools for contributing to educational packages within the Fedora ecosystem. For more information, see [[/Spin]].
  
* get the Fedora Education Spin finished, tested and approved by rel-eng and the board as official spin.
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=== Invite classes to use our dev environment to work on educational OSS projects ===
  
= Joining the SIG =
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This will happen once the spin is completed. We are currently targeting [http://teachingopensource.org/index.php/POSSE_2009 POSSE] participants; we need to identify other audiences to reach out to. (Want to help? Start a list of ideas on this page!)
  
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.
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=== Build relationships between our new user-contributors and education software consumers ===
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[http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/k12osn k12osn] is a mailing list containing many teachers from around the world - a wonderful list of users for ''our'' users to work with. We should make sure both sides know this, and encourage them to work together!
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== Joining the SIG ==
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Joining the Education SIG is simple: Just introduce yourself on the Fedora {{fplist|education}} list and add your name below. 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 in order to get access to the wiki.
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== Meetings ==
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See [[/Meetings]].
  
 
== Members ==
 
== Members ==
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* [[AxelThimm| Axel Thimm]]  
 
* [[AxelThimm| Axel Thimm]]  
 
* [[User:Jdieter| Jonathan Dieter]]
 
* [[User:Jdieter| Jonathan Dieter]]
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* [[FernandoRuiz-Tapiador| Fernando Ruiz-Tapiador]]
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* [[User:Snavin| Danishka Navin]]
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* [[FelixKaechele|Felix Kaechele]]
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* [[User:Mchua|Mel Chua]]
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* [[User:tatica|Maria "tatica" Leandro]]
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* [[user:StevenParrish|Steven Parrish]]
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* [[User:Ascenseur|Joe O'Dell]]
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* [[User:jullx|Jullx]]
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* [[User:Tezcatl|Jesús E. Franco Martínez]]
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* [[User:Sagarun| Arun S A G]]
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* [[User:echevemaster|Eduardo Echeverria]]
  
= Internal Links =
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== Resources ==
  
 
Here are the some wiki links related to this SIG.
 
Here are the some wiki links related to this SIG.
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| [[SIGs/Education/Meetings | Agenda]] || our agenda together with the meeting archives lives here
 
| [[SIGs/Education/Meetings | Agenda]] || our agenda together with the meeting archives lives here
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| [[SIGs/Education/PrintedMaterials | Printed Materials]] || printed materials aimed at educators interested in open source.
 
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= External References =
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== Friends at other distributions ==
  
 
There are educational projects by other distributions, mainly
 
There are educational projects by other distributions, mainly
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* KDE and their [http://edu.kde.org/ kdeedu]  packages.
 
* KDE and their [http://edu.kde.org/ kdeedu]  packages.
  
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[[Category:Fedora special-interest groups|Education SIG]]

Revision as of 20:23, 24 October 2012

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Contents

Introduction

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:

Plan of Action

Our first step is to build ourselves and others the tools we'll need to reach our goals. What makes it difficult for educators to use - and contribute to - the Fedora package ecosystem as a way to directly help them teach and learn more effectively?

Make a spin with tools for education package contributions

We are making a spin chock-full of development tools for contributing to educational packages within the Fedora ecosystem. For more information, see /Spin.

Invite classes to use our dev environment to work on educational OSS projects

This will happen once the spin is completed. We are currently targeting POSSE participants; we need to identify other audiences to reach out to. (Want to help? Start a list of ideas on this page!)

Build relationships between our new user-contributors and education software consumers

k12osn is a mailing list containing many teachers from around the world - a wonderful list of users for our users to work with. We should make sure both sides know this, and encourage them to work together!

Joining the SIG

Joining the Education SIG is simple: Just introduce yourself on the Fedora education list and add your name below. 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 in order to get access to the wiki.

Meetings

See /Meetings.

Members

Resources

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
Printed Materials printed materials aimed at educators interested in open source.

Friends at other distributions

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.