Thanks to the people in the library at the college I attended.
I believe this is the same as or very similar to the one I used:
Title: Information technology: GNVQ Advanced
Names: Knott, Geoffrey (Author); Waites, Nick (Author)
Publisher: Business Education Publications
or else mine was similar to:
Title: GNVQ Advanced information technology
Names: Hodson, Peter (Editor)
Publisher: DP Publications
Title: GNVQ Advanced Information Technology
Names: Doyle, Stephen (Author)
Publisher: Stanley Thornes
I will try to locate a a copy of the first one in order to find out what
the book was based on.
Jon Stearn wrote:
This is an outstanding idea - i'd be very happy to work with you on
pushing it forward. I have long experience with linux and in delivering
training and producing course materials. Do uyou have a copy of the
material that you used? Or a book title or ISBN that you could give me?
On Mon, Mar 05, 2007 at 06:29:49PM +0000, Howard Young wrote:
See the email I sent after wards. It has the same subject (and sorry, it
is quite long).
In short I suppose the material answer to your question would be:
A set of books and for quick sale of the proposal possibly having a few
people run localized linux terminal servers that allow colleges to have
dumb terminals and no need to reinstall network with Linux or install
servers if they just want to try one term.
In England courses often funded by being run to comply with certain
criteria i.e. SHOWS THE USER HOW TO OPERATE A MOUSE and so on (but less
If the book and software covers the criteria I suspect it would be
possible to have it approved so that the government give whatever
approval they can to the book. This is speculation of course as I am not
sure if the present books are 'approved'?
After reading the other email does this make sense?
If the books are GPL then people will be able to study for the
qualification by downloading a PDF.
As the course is in UNITS it is not really necessary for someone to
write an entire book. Individuals can conform to a standard based on the
aforementioned criteria and government accessibility requirements...
Greg Folkert wrote:
On Mon, 2007-03-05 at 10:33 +0000, Howard Young wrote:
I know of a way that maintainers could be increased substantially (I
expect hundreds to many thousands a year).
I am not sure of the specifics but I have little doubt that in the end
it would work.
It will likely take more than four years to implement and only work in
Exactly what are you proposing?
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