How do we address concern of parents that their children are not learning Microsoft technologies?
As for the opinion of parents', we feel it is a matter of rising above
the marketing frenzy and addressing their concerns with informational
and awareness driving sessions. These links listed below should provide enough
supporting material to school administrators and teachers -
- Won't the students be deprived if not taught on Microsoft Windows or MS Office?
- Does Microsoft support open source software and Linux?
And yes, it has never been about
teaching tools at schools. Instead, it is all about fundamental concepts
and they are platform agnostic. So a student who undergoes learning
on the open source platform can actually adapt to and adopt any tool in
the future. Who knows about what the future holds for them? More about
all this is elaborated in our article related to open source in education
Do feel free to reach out to us
if there are any further concerns after reading the above.
Won't the students be deprived if not taught on Microsoft Windows or MS Office?
Definitely not, as long as a teacher's focus is on teaching concepts and digital literacy rather than just tools. Irrespective of any platform or tool, the emphasis of a school curriculum should be on concepts. No other platform offers the freedom ...
Does Microsoft support open source software and Linux?
The answer to the above question seems to be a resounding yes from whatever evidence is available in the public domain. Not only does Microsoft support but also creates, embraces and nurtures some of the best open source projects and Linux ...
How can the teachers teach using Linux when they are only used to Windows?
The My sCool Server opens the doors for teachers to adopt a more creative and collaborative mode of teaching by shattering age old myths around Linux and introducing them to its user friendly side. Hence, we see this as a great opportunity for the ...
What are the charges for the content preloaded on the MSS?
The MSS comes pre-loaded with several thousand Open Educational Resources (OER) from Khan Academy, C K-12, Pratham Books, Computer Masti (First and Second Edition released under the CC license), spoken-tutorial.org, NROER, to name a few. It is ...
Can I do my custom lesson planning on the MSS?
The MSS is pre-loaded with some world leading Learning Management System tools such as Moodle and Kolibri (from Learning Equality). A teacher can easily plan and design their custom lessons by weaving together the huge amounts of pre-loaded open ...