Tuesday 28th of February 2017
Linux for Schools Case Studies
When confronted by parents to use computers and educational software in the classroom, teachers and school officials point to near-empty coffers and stressed budgets as their reason not to do so. Schools can spend thousands per year on computer-oriented Edu programs for their students. Some of these systems can cost a lot to get a full complement of software and student learning materials for a single grade level.
Cost is far too high for many school districts leaving them to either do without computerized educational software or seek free alternatives
Linux, itself, is advantageous because it is free, works on older hardware with which many schools suffer, and there are hundreds of free educational and productivity applications available for it. Most of case studies listed below are in UK schools:
- Ackworth School , Ackworth, West Yorkshire
- Alumwell Business and Enterprise School in Walsall
- Beechwood School ,Streatham, South London
- Belfast Methodist College
- Belper School - Derbyshire
- Buckinghamshire County Council - the Buckinghamshire Grid for Learning
- Central Manchester CLC
- Chace Community School , Enfield, Middlesex.
- Christ Church School, Ashford, Kent
- Corpus Christi , Leeds.
- Crossley Heath School, Halifax
- Deepings School, Peterborough
- Dover Grammar School for Boys
- East Hull CLC
- Elthorne Park High School, Ealing
- Etwall Primary School , Derby.
- Felsted School
- Findern Primary School
- Hall Garth Performing Arts College in Middlesborough
- Handsworth Grammar School
- Heathfields Primary School, Hatton
- Holden Lane High School
- Holt School, Wokingham
- King Edward VI School, Chelmsford.
- King Edward VII School, Sheffield.
- Kings College School, Cambridge
- Leigh CTC, Dartford
- Longhill High School
- Mall School, Richmond
- Manchester LEA
- Mayfair Academy, Costa del Sol, Spain
- Meadows Community School
- Newton-le-Willows High School
- Northampton School for Girls
- North Berwick High School
- North Chadderton High School
- Ocker Hill Junior School
- Orwell High School, Felixstowe
- Parkhill Junior School, Essex
- Parrs Wood Technology College , Manchester.
- Pool Business and Enterprise College, Cornwall.
- Powys LEA (includes 112 schools all using Linux servers)
- Regents Park Community College, Southampton.
- Repton Primary School , Derby.
- Rudolf Steiner School Kings Langley
- Sharps Copse Primary School
- Sherwood Park Primary School
- Sir Frederic Osborn School, Welwyn
- Skegness Grammar
- Skipton Girls High School
- St Dustan's Community School
- St Ives School
- St John Bosco RC VA Primary School
- St Pauls RC High, Wythenshawe
- St Peters High, Devon
- Trinity CE High School
- Uplands Middle School, Sudbury
- Wildern School . Southampton.
- Writhlington Business and Enterprise School, BANES
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