[ILUG] ECDL myths
Niall O Broin
niall at magicgoeshere.com
Wed Feb 11 14:22:04 GMT 2004
On Wednesday 11 February 2004, ken at playersonly.com (Ken Gilmour) wrote:
>On Wed, 2004-02-11 at 13:57, Niall O Broin wrote:
>> 1. Concepts of Information Technology (IT)
>> 2. Using a Computer and Managing Files
>> 3. Word Processing
>> 4. Spreadsheets
>> 5. Database
>> 6. Presentation
>> 7. Information and Communication
>Thanks for the explanation Niall,
In fairness, no credit due to me - available to anyone with a
>Well, this seems like a big task to get done in such a short time but i
>definitely think that it would be something that ILUG should pursue.
Unfortunately producing a set of Linux / OpenOffice ECDL courseware is
way out of the ILUG's budget - you're talking of 10s of KEUR. But it
might be something that we could suggest to Sun, or IBM.
>not only would get "the word out there" about the group but if the ECDL
>approves it, it will be an international recognition of linux skills.
Well, no, it won't. It will still be the exact same ECDL which is a
recognition of skills with certain common office software packages and
basic computer knowledge e.g. what is a file? what is a directory?
>of our PCs are run on Windows. The only thing stopping us from using
>Linux is because the most widely available training is for Windows
>software, and the majority uses windows. I have tested endlessly pure
>Debian networks with no other operating systems and it works perfectly.
>In an Ideal world, all of my networks would be run on it but very few
>people like it because they don't know how to use it. :-(
Definite way to start is by introducing Open Office for Windows. I know
someone who is doing that in a company. People's only remark has been
"Oh - we have a new version of Word ?"
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