SPACE trained newly appointed principals of Polytechnic Colleges in FOSS and on Information and Communication Technologies in education.
The workshop held from 5 to 8 October 2009 was held at Curriculum Development Centre, Kalamassery, Kochi.
The two day workshop focuses on the python programming language and its applications to science education, scientific research and scientific computing.
Scientific research, especially in computationally intensive areas, typically requires a good grasp of the domain (science/engineering) and a solid computer programming background. Given this context, we illustrate why it is important for scientists and engineers to learn a powerful, Free/Open Source Software, general purpose, scripting language and how Python fits this role very well.
Venue : Institute of Engineering and Technology, University of Calicut, Kohinoor, Thenhipalam P.O, Malappuram-673636.
Date : November 7,8 2009
Eligibility: Background in any branch of science with basic knowledge of computers
Last date: October 31, 2009
Register Online @ http://c11.space-kerala.org/scipy
Sept 26 2009: The two day Web Accessibility workshop hosted by SPACE and Centre for Internet and Society and supported by Kerala State IT Mission concluded at Christ Nagar International School today. 43 participants from various Government departments and private firms took part in the workshop. The aim of the workshop was to educate web developers of Government and non Government agencies on how to develop websites that are equally accessible to people with disabilities.
On September 19, Software Freedom Day, Insight opened an ICT lab for children with special needs. The lab set in a child-friendly ambience, has three computers which children can tinker with and explore through games and activities. Special needs comprise a wide range of physical, emotional and learning difficulties of children. Computers and computer assisted technologies are known to improve eye-hand coordination, language development and learning in all children.