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From: Ted Kosan <tkosan@...>
Subject: Gentoo newbie ebook
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2007 21:55:30 -0800 (PST)

I teach at a university in southern Ohio, USA and for the past few years I have
taught a class called "Computers Systems" to incoming freshman which is based
on Gentoo Linux.  Most of the students that take the class are Linux newbies
and so I guide them through the installation process that is in the Gentoo
Handbook and explain the information it contains in more depth.

This year our university decided to offer some of our freshman courses online
to local high schools and my course was one of the ones that was selected for
this effort.

My strategy for moving my class online has been to create an ebook that
contains the same content that I normally provide in my lectures.  I am
currently nearing the midpoint of the initial offering of this  course and so
the book is not finished yet, but enough of the book is available to get an
idea of what it contains.

I would like to explore the possibility of applying a creative commons ( or
similar ) license to the book and then make it available through the Gentoo
website for use by Gentoo newbies and computer newbies in general.  So far, the
materials seem to be working well with high school senior age people and I also
have a 13 year old and a 9 year old working through the book with few problems
( which is surprising :-)

The Gentoo installation part of the book can be found here:

And here is the beginning part of the book, which contains an explanation of
how a computer works:

I am interested in receiving feedback on this idea so any thoughts would be
welcome :-)


Ted Kosan
Compuer Engineering Technology program
Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, Ohio USA
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