LTSP Training of Trainers
FOSS Nepal Community and Help Nepal Network are jointly conducting a training for prospective trainers for Linux Terminal Server Project (LTSP) based e-Library. This is part of a series of trainings to be conducted in the future. To alleviate the inclining trend of 'Digital Divide' in Nepal, e-Library as an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tool that aims to incorporate both 'Health' and 'Education' sector is opted with its viability in terms of technical and economical perspective in reference to Nepal and the Nepalese. With the rising interest in LTSP by different groups involved in rural education, it has presently been a topic of discussion for both national and international donor agencies as well as the community beneficiaries. Due to its growing potential and magnitude, we are in search of technical manpower who would help us deploy LTSP based e-library as volunteers in different parts of Nepal. Hence, this training is an effort to create this manpower from among the students who can devote their time for the training and the project deployments.
The involvement of students in this training will provide them with enough expertise to be part of e-Library projects as technical volunteer. This will not only help the Help Nepal Network and FOSS Nepal Community achieve their goal, but, also the students as they will get a practical exposure about community work along with a chance of visiting a different parts of Nepal. They will also be learning a new system based on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), and will further understand its potential in development of nation's ICT infrastructure.
To sum it up, the focus of the training is to provide training to prospective trainers which could create a pool of volunteers for deployment of LTSP e-Library all over Nepal.
Date, Time and Venue
- Date: December 15 - 16, 2007
- Time: 9 AM - 4 PM
- Venue: Kathmandu Engineering College (KEC), Kalimati, Kathmandu
Two-day training covering all the essentials of the LTSP system installation and administration, at the end of which each participant will be awarded a certificate for the completion of their training.
This schedule is a tentative outline of the program. It needs to be worked upon and might change as more work is done preparing for the program themselves.
First Day 15th December
- 09.30 - 10.00 Introduction Getting Used to.
- 10.00 - 11.00 Installation of Linux (Nepalinux LTSP or Edubuntu)
- 11.00 - 11.30 Linux Basics (History and Stuffs, basic architectures)
- 11.30 - 12.30 Linux Commands (Basic commands like ls, cp, mv, ...)
- 12.30 - 13.15 Lunch
- 13.15 - 14.00 Basic System admin, networking, system statistics, ...
- 14.00 - 14.30
- 14.30 - 15.00
- 15.00 - 15.30 Getting familier with GUI in 3 different sessions
- 15.30 - 16.00 Experience Sharing, Videos and pictures of old LTSP deployments if possible
Second Day 16th December
- 09.30 - 10.30 Surprise Install Test / Review of previous day's effort
- 10.30 - 11.00 Addressing Issues
- 11.00 - 12.00 Scripting (Needs to be worked on)
- 12.00 - 12.30 Sth should be put here
- 12.30 - 13.15 Lunch
- 13.15 - 14.00 Sth should be put here
- 14.00 - 15.00 Content Management. Content means those content that will be placed on the e-libraries. Giving the participants an idea of how students and teachers and users of e-libraries will use the computers
- 15.00 - 16.00 Discussion, Photo Sessions, Certificate Distributions
Call for Applications for the training. The deadline to apply for the training was December 11, 2007.