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Subject:Re: Leading and Bleeding Edge? From:Daniel Friedman <daniel -dot- friedman42 -at- gmail -dot- com> To:Sean Brierley <sean -dot- brierley -at- gerbertechnology -dot- com> Date:Tue, 5 Jan 2016 16:21:45 -0500
On Sean's point, I hope that colleges will eventually catch up in the
virtualization of computer labs. For a while now, online course providers
(examples of free sites that do this include koding.com and codecademy.com)
have provided VMs for people to learn coding in a web browser without
installing custom or proprietary software. I would think with the right
licensing authoring tools could be accessed by students enrolled in
traditional online or in person courses over the cloud.
The advantage is that the school could provide the computer labs through a
few servers rather than needing physical space and machines for every
student to use the labs. The downside is that there is less chance for the
students to collaborate or share ideas while learning the software, but
considering the online communities for these kinds of tools, that might not
be as big a deal these days.
On Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 4:03 PM, Sean Brierley <
sean -dot- brierley -at- gerbertechnology -dot- com> wrote:
> Ahhh, but the leading edge of college education is now online. So, having
> the software in a college lab is nice, but doesn't cover the online
> contingent. ;)
> On Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 2:09 PM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
> > Atlassian and MadCap provide free software to college labs.
> > https://www.atlassian.com/survey/classroom-license-request/
> > http://www.madcapsoftware.com/education/
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