While we have tried to put together some basic training programs our time has been consumed in getting the PiFactory running at its very best. Unfortunately we have not yet had time to get our courses set-up. However, one of the items that has been using a little of our time is getting the Raspberry Pi into a school environment where it can be used everyday for the benefit of young children.
The project provides world class educational content to a lab of 10 workstations. The workstations are made up of donated CRT monitors and Raspberry Pi's. Delivering the operating system and content is an i3 Quad core intel desktop machine setup with EDUBUNTU.
The server provides terminal sessions based on LTSP to the Raspberry Pi's acting as thin clients. This provides the pupil a full Ubuntu desktop environment on which to work.
Whilst the pupils have access to first class desktop environment to develop their IT skills the benefits don't stop there. The server has also been loaded with Khan Academy Lite. This is a full offline version of Khan Academy providing world class teaching videos and associated interactive exercises without the need for a permanent internet connection.