[OLPC India] Use of XOs for Vocational Training & Back Office Support
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Asksst at aol.com
Mon Sep 29 11:49:44 EDT 2008
Hi Marc & Ankur,
Thanks for your response; sorry, I got tied up with some pressing issues of
We are thinking about dual boot XOs for RK College, because:
1. Besides using them in grades (6-12), we also want to use them for
vocation training of those who pass high school and 12th grades.
2. We are also thinking about initiating Gram IT activity with help of
Byrraju Foundation. For convenience, I'm attaching a document giving some articles
We will like to know:
1. Can XOs be used for vocational training and production support of GramIT?
If this is true, we can start with 20-30 XOs at RK Girls College. We are
thinking about ordering a few to understand their functionality and
appropriateness for the above purposes. Any advice?
2. Since our school is Hindi medium in UP, we are curious if anyone has
a) Obtained or planning to obtain the latest syllabus or worked on UP
curriculum. If not, can OLPC India help in this?
b) Details of Board requirements for Computer as a subject for High
School & Inter classes
c) Qualification & experience requirements for Computer teachers for
Computer as a subject etc.
d) Has OLPC thought about any coordinated plan for content development
for North India in these areas?
Will greatly appreciate your help & suggestions,
In a message dated 9/18/2008 6:08:56 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
mvalentin at abeditions.com writes:
For some reason, I didn't get your mail in the indian list. I just saw
it by chance browsing the archives...
We are using XO with the sugar interface and we are certainly not
going to switch to Windows+Office, that is the biggest mistake to do.
We want to educate the children not to create small "clerks". MSOffice
should not be used in primary education, it is a complete non-sense.
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