[lpi-discuss] looking for courseware
ross e. brunson
ross at brunson.org
Fri May 13 18:44:06 EDT 2005
On Fri, 2005-05-13 at 14:30 -0700, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> On Fri, 13 May 2005, Jeremy Anderson wrote:
> Also, most of my clients require printed courseware.
> Do any of you other instructors provide materials/courseware that covers
> 100 percent (or near) of what you teach?
No courseware could ever cover 100% of what a good trainer teaches,
which is why we end up writing our own, or a book. I have the luxury of
writing our Advanced Tech Training materials for my team, so they come
pretty close to what I want. Honestly, I leave lots of things out that
I KNOW I'll mention, that way I have loads of goodies to tell them
about, an obvious value-add.
> Also, for lectures, I usually have a slide-type presentation. But for
> hands-on classes, I find it difficult to keep a slide-type presentation
> and then also use whiteboard for more notes and also jumping back to
> consoles for real-time examples.
> How do you all take advantage of slides and real examples from same
> workstation/overhead projection and use of whiteboard?
Yes, I full-screen Acrobat Reader with the slides in PDF, then keep a
Konsole with a root user tab, a normal user tab and anything else I need
on the same virtual desktop, that way I can instantly switch back and
forth from a slide that mentions something to a quick demo of that
thing. With practice, it all looks very smooth and flows well.
I also use the whiteboard a lot, and have found that often the projector
screen gets in the way of my whiteboard. If the screen hangs in front
of the existing whiteboard, I get rid of the screen and project and draw
on the same whiteboard. Sometimes it's not possible, or there isn't a
whiteboard behind the screen, so I found some whiteboard sheets that I
carry with me in my luggage in a mailing tube that I can stick on any
surface turning it into a much larger space than may be available.
Here's a link to one of the products I have used:
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