[Ilugc] Re linux in college environment
- From: prabhu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Prabhu Ramachandran)
- Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 13:37:56 +0530
"MP" == linuxmani <Mani> writes:
MP> Hi all As for as linux in colleges i recently came to know
MP> that CSE/IT (anna univ syllabus)have shell scripting/sed/awk
MP> and C prog for unix flavour (as mentioned by sanjay ).from the
MP> feedback i got from some of the students is that 'they can
MP> hardly understand anything ' in *nix. One big reason i think
This is a rude question, but do these students understand anything
else apart from *nix? There is little understanding involved in using
a GUI, any non CS/IT person can do that in a few hours of training.
I'd say that most students aren't interested in learning CS. They are
interested in getting a good high paying job and living happily ever
after. Those who really wish to learn will figure out how to learn,
find where to look for information and will learn no matter what. My
favorite example is our dear MKS. Here is a person who did not have
much exposure to all this and learnt so much by sheer desire to learn.
OTOH we have students in top univs who dont understand *nix. Strange.
However, there is one thing I am completely ignoring here. Bad
teaching. If the teachers are bad then students are finished. Worse,
if teachers are convinced that Unix is useless their attitude
naturally will rub off on students. Maybe demo@schools ought to
educate the teachers?
Its a good thing I'm no longer co-ordinator of ILUGC. With an
attitude like this God help ILUGC. >;-)
p.s. Please take my comments with a pinch of salt.
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