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A presentation about the bottom up approach of implementing open source via tech support teams in schools

A presentation about the bottom up approach of implementing open source via tech support teams in schools

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    • Do you recognise this man? Tony Sheppard
    • Why is it all so bottom- up for Tech Support? or the Rhetoric - Reality Gap
    • In the beginning there was darkness...
    • In the beginning there was darkness... ❖ and that darkness was ignorance ...
    • In the beginning there was darkness... ❖ and that darkness was ignorance ... ❖ but the lowly techie saw the darkness and did not like it ...
    • In the beginning there was darkness... ❖ and that darkness was ignorance ... ❖ but the lowly techie saw the darkness and did not like it ... ❖ and he went forth with the candle of knowledge and installed a LAMP box for running Joomla ...
    • In the beginning there was darkness... ❖ and that darkness was ignorance ... ❖ but the lowly techie saw the darkness and did not like it ... ❖ and he went forth with the candle of knowledge and installed a LAMP box for running Joomla ... ❖ But the mighty wrath of the shadows blew out the candle because they did not understand the origins of this knowledge and feared it ...
    • Presumptions
    • Geeks
    • Geeks ❖ A NERD is someone who is obsessively knowledgeable about something.
    • Geeks ❖ A NERD is someone who is obsessively knowledgeable about something. ❖ A GEEK is a nerd with social skills
    • Geeks ❖ A NERD is someone who is obsessively knowledgeable about something. ❖ A GEEK is a nerd with social skills ❖ Most Teachers would now qualify as geeks.
    • Netiquette
    • Netiquette ❖Flames
    • Netiquette ❖Flames ❖Trolls
    • Netiquette ❖Flames ❖Trolls ❖Upwards Management
    • Netiquette ❖Flames ❖Trolls ❖Upwards Management ❖Politicians
    • Tech Support
    • Tech Support ❖ In House Support
    • Tech Support ❖ In House Support ❖ External cluster based support
    • Tech Support ❖ In House Support ❖ External cluster based support ❖ Managed Services
    • Tech Support ❖ In House Support ❖ External cluster based support ❖ Managed Services ❖ BSF
    • Tech Support ❖ In House Support ❖ External cluster based support ❖ Managed Services ❖ BSF ❖ All are based on needs of school and learners.
    • Tech Support ❖ In House Support ❖ External cluster based support ❖ Managed Services ❖ BSF ❖ All are based on needs of school and learners. ❖ Opportunities to share between schools and providers
    • Change
    • Change ❖ Change is a given
    • Change ❖ Change is a given ❖ Change is better when planned
    • Change ❖ Change is a given ❖ Change is better when planned ❖ Change is better when done in planned increments
    • Change ❖ Change is a given ❖ Change is better when planned ❖ Change is better when done in planned increments ❖ Change occasionally has to be done to rather than done with.
    • Projects
    • Teaching & Learning
    • Teaching & Learning ❖ FOSS in primary scheme of work
    • Teaching & Learning ❖ FOSS in primary scheme of work ❖ Find out more common apps
    • Teaching & Learning ❖ FOSS in primary scheme of work ❖ Find out more common apps ❖ Feedback into primary scheme of work
    • Teaching & Learning ❖ FOSS in primary scheme of work ❖ Find out more common apps ❖ Feedback into primary scheme of work ❖ Transition!
    • Tech Support
    • Tech Support ❖ Finance require an asset audit
    • Tech Support ❖ Finance require an asset audit ❖ Heads just want a solution
    • Tech Support ❖ Finance require an asset audit ❖ Heads just want a solution ❖ Bottom up drive
    • Tech Support ❖ Finance require an asset audit ❖ Heads just want a solution ❖ Bottom up drive ❖ Share good practice
    • Barriers
    • Tread Carefully
    • Tread Carefully ❖Trust
    • Tread Carefully ❖Trust ❖Strategy
    • Tread Carefully ❖Trust ❖Strategy ❖In-school politics