On Thu, 2003-11-27 at 14:13, Matt Johnson wrote:
Could anyone point me to some web resources for the
definition of "educating" rather than "training" that
would enhance my point. And also resources that
support the case for "open file formats" versus
proprietory (and thus I suppose opensource in general
versus proprietory - although maybe this wouldn't
directly help as we're at least "looking at Star
Office". Hmm). The more professional the body of any
report's author, the better I suppose (do Becta cover
this stuff?). Any articles at all would be great.
We are using OpenOffice for our own business, so it is in commercial
use. Of course, we are not the only business to be using the program
now. We employ people on the basis that they have skills that can be
transferred to the use of OpenOffice rather than MS Office. We have had
no trouble in employing people who have only used MS Office as the
transfer is very easy. We would prefer to employ people who had received
an education in the use of a range of applications, as employees with
adaptability are more valuable than those with narrow skills. I'd be
happy to be quoted on that if it would help.
Regarding education and training, my dictionary (Chambers) says:
train: to instruct and discipline, esp. in a particular skill.
educate: to bring up and instruct, to teach, to train
Thus, in my reading, a training is encompassed by an education, but an
education is wider than simply a training.
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