Taking the First Steps in Computing

With email, web sites, blogs, facebook, Twitter and all the other tools that are so ubiquitous in a student-oriented establishment, it is too easy to forget that there are some for whom even turning on a computer is a still … Continue reading

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Teaching with Free Software

Richard Stallman, pioneer of the CopyLeft and GNU General Public Licences for free software was in Oxford last Friday, and gave his usual thought provoking discourse on freedom in software. It isn’t for me to precis his ideas here; you … Continue reading

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Many hats make light work

There is a lot of overlap between teaching and training. We do mostly teaching here on the IT Learning Programme, but some training, and I came across the following paragraph which struck a cord with me: “Contemporary trainers combine creativity … Continue reading

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