Workshop on FOSS for Colleges in Assam
The University organized a training workshop for representatives from colleges in all 27 districts of the state of Assam on 2 December 2015. The initiative was supported by the Directorate of Higher Education, Assam by sending representatives from 43 government approved Colleges in the state.
“After promoting FOSS right from the start of the university since 2008, it is a dream come true for us to host faculty from colleges representing all 27 districts of the state,” said Pro Vice-Chancellor of Don Bosco University, Fr Joseph Nellanatt, a FLOSS apostle.
“This is the first of its kind programme in the state and we can be role model for other states,” said Deputy Director of Higher Education, Government of Assam Mrs. Chinmoyee Talukdar addressing the gathering of some 70 academicians.
ADBU Vice-Chancellor Dr Stephen Mavely had words of praise for the Department of Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) and Information Technology, School of Technology, for organizing the one-day Training in FOSS, at its Azara campus and thanked IIT Bombay Spoken Tutorial Team for their active collaboration over the past five years in promoting FOSS.
Among resources persons are National Coordinator-Training, IIT Bombay Ms. Shyama Iyer, and Executive Officer & Training Coordinator, IIT Bombay Ms. Akanksha Saini.
Sessions include lectures on Spoken Tutorial project, Linus Operating System basics and installation, and hands on session in Libre Office. At the end of the workshop, besides certificates of participation for all participants, all 27 knowledge centers will received a book on FOSS as well as DVDs with Spoken Tutorials.
The Spoken Tutorial Project is about teaching and learning a particular FLOSS like Linux, Scilab, LaTeX, PHP & MySQL, Java, C/C++, Libre Office etc. via an easy video tool – Spoken Tutorials.