Can instructors install software in the computer lab on their own initiative?
The installation of software in the computer labs is the responsibility
of the In-School Computer Lab Technician. The installation of software packages by
teacher/mentors creates risks with relation to: a) the proper operation of the computer
lab, and b) the legal use of the specific software. As a general rule, the installation of
software by teacher/mentors, even in consideration of their training in the Special
Training Units in the participating Universities, is not recommended.
In any case, any instructor who decides to install a software package
in an Odysseia computer lab must first inform the Project E-42 administrator responsible
for their training and must ensure that their intervention does not interfere with the
proper operation of the computer lab.
What should an instructor do if a teacher in a school not involved in the Odysseia
Programme (and who therefore has not been trained) should ask them to supply the title of
an Odysseia educational software package for use in his school?
Given that the didactic use of this educational software presupposes
both preliminary training, by trained instructors, in its use and appropriate technical
back-up, unauthorized use of Odysseia software used in Odysseia schools is not advisable.