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- ...that would require approximately same actions as Google Drive option — except you'll have to do that on every single video. Also, if you do it this way, you'll have a problem. If video on Youtube is private, only certain people can view it. That means every school would need to have at least one youtube account (because I doubt you'll add every student to that list), and... Well, that wouldn't work. Account hijacking is only one of major reasons why schools don't play this way. Except if a teacher were to download the videos from youtube, that would work, but note that it's far more likely that you'll find a student with a browser extension that would do this job, as teachers generally don't know anything about computers. (And student downloading stuff means greater chances for piracy than teacher downloading stuff). Google Drive and Youtube are both owned by google, so whatever you choose... shit won't be much different.
With latest TOS changes, you raise a valid point about dropbox. (Although I think they have explained that nothing is much different than before... but still.)
lol, in the times where 25 DVD drives (without the box) costs you 9€... and cheapest 4GB USB = 7,25€. (And regardless of actual cost where you are, I bet you can find similar ratio everywhere.May 7, 2012
- Considering CD/DVD driver is part of standard equipment, your argument barely stands. And if school didn't set up a network in these times, then it most probably doesn't have computers that could run GIMP or Inkscape. Same would go for CD drives.
(Also, can't see if your DVDs are expensive... or USBs are cheap... Or if both.)May 7, 2012
- Well, 6-7 years old computer would be pretty much unable to run GIMP without crashing or severe lag... (Because I've seen 6-7 years old computers. And worked with them.)May 7, 2012
- fine, but tablets would be completely useless (judging by Ubuntu 11.10). The sad truth is that most schools use Windows, and small minority has macs. Linux is generally to be found only on universities with computer-related programs.May 7, 2012
- i3 is not 6-7 years old thing. It's 2 years for 1st gen. 6-7 years old would be, for example, Pentium 4 (Single core @2.4GHz)+ 512 MB RAM. (My previous computer, 6-7 years old machine at school would be worse). Running GIMP on this configuration is next to impossible, whenever your brush is more than 15px across at spacing of 20 (%). Make it animated for extra lag.
And you can be sure that there is at least one computer on each school which has DVD drive.
And on the bottom line, it's their problem after all...May 8, 2012
- Digital Arts Course FREE for Schools - UPDATE May 13, 2012
Due to overwhelming demand, I am simply unable to provide the physical DVD to each and every school. As a result, I have evaluated a few alternate distribution options, and I have a potential solution for schools to consider. I have decided to use YouTube to distribute these videos completely for free to schools. Here is how it works:
Send me an email (steveczajka at hotmail dot com)
Subject line: Free Digital Arts Course for SCHOOLS
Attach: PDF scan of signed letter from your school administrator requesting access to the free digital arts course on YouTube, and that your school is seriously considering (or already has) implementing GIMP / Inkscape into the curriculum.
Provide: YouTube account name that your school will be using to view the videos.
If I get 50 letters from 50 schools, I will post all roughly 2.5 GB of videos onto YouTube, and unlock these videos to every school that has applied completely for free.
So the idea here is that I need teachers and school administrators to spread the word to a minimum of 50 schools. PLEASE do NOT send money, or donations! If you want to donate, please donate to www.GIMP.org or www.Inkscape.org to the people who create this software! Please note that I can not respond to all questions given the demand for this program. Thanks, Steve
http://steveczajka.posterous.com/digital-arts-course-dvd-gimp-inkscapeMay 13, 2012