[NBLUG/talk] SRJC cources

Eric Skagerberg eric at skagerberg.com
Wed Dec 6 13:40:29 PST 2006

We do have at least one course that covers OpenOffice to a modest degree:  My two-Saturday CIS 150.2 course introduces OpenOffice to students in the second (and last) session -- which, coincidentally, occurs this coming Saturday.  Please see "Email Virus Protection: Sending Files by Web" at:

CIS 150.2, "Email Virus Protection," was arguably mis-named; the official outline shows that it's really about avoiding file attachments by uploading files to web folders instead.  (I suppose the outline writer reasoned that viruses commnly propagate through attachments, and the "Email Virus Protection" title sounded sexy.   I've submitted a name change to "Sending Files by Web," and maybe we'll see the new name next year...)

Anyhow, OpenOffice makes PDF files natively, which (so far) don't carry viruses, so I used that as an excuse to subversively include OpenOffice in the course -- which hasn't happened elsewhere yet, to my knowledge.

Eric S.

----- Original Message ----- 
Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2006 12:47:40 -0800 
From: Sean <seanvanco at gmail.com> 
Subject: Re: [NBLUG/talk] SRJC cources 

Here's a counter-question for you...

Why offer both OpenOffice and Microsoft, when they both work
essentially the same (I'm aware that may be an exception to Impress
and Base, as I haven't used PowerPoint or Access much)?

If you can use Word and Excel, you can use Writer and Calc in the same
manner. This would potentially double the JC's cost to offer a
seperate class.

Having said that, I think it would be an excellent idea to incorporate
some level of OpenOffice instruction/comparison into the MS course(s).


On 12/6/06, Cal Herrmann <calani at sonic.net> wrote:
>Fine on Linux courses, but question, when is SRJC going to offer
>OpenOffice, rather than just Micosoft?

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