Clint Patterson

Web / Software developer, Mecklenburg County Government
Rock Hill, SC, United States

About Clint

Bio

http://www.ClintPatterson.net

Languages

English, Spanish

An idea worth spreading

I posted a blog about using open source technologies being used in educationhttp://clintpatterson.net/Blog/tabid/190/EntryId/408/TEDxCharlotteEd.aspx

I'm passionate about

web development, education, sports, outdoors

Comments & conversations

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Clint Patterson
Posted over 3 years ago
Open Source + Education = A Brighter Future
With over 700,000 web sites running on DotNetNuke I'd say that it's very relevant to the business world. Check out the product tour of DotNetNuke http://www.dotnetnuke.com/Products/Products-Overview/DNN-6-Product-Tour.aspx and see if it makes business sense to you. There are web firms all over the world who use DotNetNuke to build all of their web sites & applications. I'm not saying this should be the only curriculum in a school... this concept focuses on students in computer programming/web/IT course tracks and subject areas. The theme of the event that motivated me to write this blog entry was centered around offering creative solutions to problems that are faced in our community. I do not claim to have the answer to the larger problems faced in our education systems, but rather was offering this idea up as a an option that could be helpful to our current situation.
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Clint Patterson
Posted over 3 years ago
Open Source + Education = A Brighter Future
Not sure what you mean by neglecting the "human" factor? Building relationships, speaking (in person), presenting to classrooms of students, and attending user group meetings, and conferences are a few of the things I mentioned in my blog post. All of those involve human interaction which I would think meets your requirement of the "human" factor. Re-read the post and look for those items. I don't think all education should occur from behind a computer. There is great value to being able to interact and communicate with people face to face. I'm just offering a solution to one of the issues faced in the education system in our area. That situation happens to be prevalent in many other communities as well.