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Using virtualization to model “real world” IT

One of the things I have been working on this semester is trying to make my IT related classes more “real world”.  I have setup Xencenter in the lab and have issued out VMs to lab teams where they can complete the assignments and have a persistent machine that won’t be re-imaged or lost between […]






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Back on-line with Moodle

The update is finished and I’ve started testing the new version of moodle. Everything should be ready for the fall 2010 semester.






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System Admin lecture, episode 0

[podcast]http://www.skoda.net/podcast/cis2230-ep0.mp3[/podcast] This is the first lecturecast for system admin.  It’s lecture zero because it is the introduction stuff that we typically do on day 1 of lecture.  Look for the syllabus and slides in the forums.  I’ve got another lecture hot on the heels of this one.  I want to keep the segments shorter this […]






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Ads coming to quizzes and hand-outs?

A teacher in California sold the space at the bottom of exams to advertisers.  I suppose I’m no better using Google Ads on my blog and posting materials for my courses.  I have not had a student complain about ads on my blog, yet.  I don’t know if I would sell the footer on my […]






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CIS 2230, System Admin in an on-line class

I realize there is a time and location setup for CIS 2230.  Please do not go to class for lecture.  Please go to http://www.skoda.net/smf/ and read the forums for CIS 2230.  If you do not have an account on the forums, please register and I’ll put you in the appropriate group so you can get […]






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When Teachers Make Me Mad

I ran into this today… http://linuxlock.blogspot.com/2008/12/linux-stop-holding-our-kids-back.html Summary: Teacher sees student showing off Linux and handing out Live CDs. Teacher confiscates CDs and writes an angry letter because teacher is definitely a techno-bigot and probably a worthless tool. I understand that it is hard to set aside personal bias when teaching. I have worked for years […]






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