The KDE Edutainment team today announced
DATELINE SEPTEMBER 21, 2001
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KDE Project announces new education software project for Linux/UNIX
New educational and entertainment software for KDE
September 21, 2001 (The INTERNET).
By doing this, the team aims to address what we perceive to be one of Linux's shortcomings: that there is little software suitable for children, or of an educational nature. Eventually, the 'kdeedu' module will be released simultaneously with future releases of KDE.
The KDE Edutainment web site, http://edu.kde.org/ is the main place to obtain information about the project, and the software that it contains. The site contains information suitable for parents, developers (including programmers, artists, musicians), and teachers.
You can join the public 'kde-edu' mailing list if you would like to contribute to the project in
We are still looking for many more people to contribute to this open source software project, so if you are interested in contributing in some way, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you still have any further unanswered questions, please consult the Frequently Asked Questions below. If your question still remains unanswered, please contact email@example.com.
Currently, the project consists of the following applications
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Educational Software (also known as Eduware or
A: Educational software is software that helps a student of any age learn a skill. For example, a child may learn to calculate the perimeter of a shape, or to use language correctly (such as the difference between its and it's in English); or an adult may learn how to cook.
Educational software should be fun, colorful and attractive. In addition, the pupil (except in the case of young children) should be able to use the software without parental supervision. See the screenshots on our website for more information.
Q: Who can take part in the project?
A: Anybody can join the project! We welcome people of all ages and abilities, and there is no need to be a developer. Many different
After the application projects are launched, they will be listed on our application status page. You will then be
Q: Where can I get more information about the project?
If you are interested in joining the project, or would like to make a suggestion about what the project should create, please feel free to contribute!
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