HowTos for teaching and learning


Run aptitude install moodle as root to install moodle.

Moodle is a course management system (CMS) - a free, Open Source software package designed using sound pedagogical principles, to help educators create effective online learning communities. You can download and use it on any computer you have handy (including webhosts), yet it can scale from a single-teacher site to a University with 200,000 students. Some schools in France use moodle to keep track of students' facilities and credit points.

See for more information on Moodle.

Monitoring pupils

Some schools use control tools like Controlaula or Italc to supervise their students.

Take a look at their wiki:

apt-get install italc-client italc-master

/!\ Warning: monitoring humans might be unethical and illegal in your jurisdiction.

Restricting pupils network access

Some schools use squidguard or dansguardian to restrict internet access.

/!\ Warning: restricting access to information or freedom of speech might be unethical and illegal in your jurisdiction.

Installing swi-prolog on etch

swi-prolog was available in sarge, but was not part of etch. But you can just install the version from sarge on a etch system.

/!\ Warning: The software you install has no trust path. Software installed with apt-get is cryptographically signed to ensure a trust path.

# swi-prolog depends on libreadline4, also not in etch
dpkg -i libreadline4_4.3-11_i386.deb  

dpkg -i swi-prolog_5.2.13-1_i386.deb

swi-prolog-doc is part of etch :-)

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