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Re: [News] Why British Classrooms Need Free Software/Open Source

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____/ 7 on Sunday 15 February 2009 10:44 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> BECTA's Next Generation Learning
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>> | The Office-era of ICT teaching is for me a metaphor for what is wrong
>> | with education. Spoon fed training of incomprehending children for a
>> | future that is nowhere near as fixed as they have been lead to believe.
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>> http://www.siriusit.co.uk/myblog/bectas-next-generation-learning.html
> Another few good questions to force down BECTA's thoat.
> Why did they committ to buying software from a company
> that is sacking staff? Where is the future in educating to sustain a dying
> company?
> The world uses C as its biggest programming language. How many students
> leave with practical C experience? The world of work is dominated by
> C on embedded open systems selling 3 million+ gadgets PER DAY. How
> mamy students know that its gcc compiler on Linux they to use and are expert
> at feeding the industry making 1 billion+ embedded gadgets per YEAR
> with students.
> If the answer as a teacher or educator is zero marks, then they can
> go fsck themselves.

Kids are taught how menus in Microsoft Office v.{X} are laid out rather than
learn anything about computers. To make matters worse, taxpayers are funding
the advertisement and endorsement of a criminal organisation (as proven in
several continents) and its very poor products that leads to mortal damage
these days. 

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