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Lernid the Ubuntu Classroom App

Ive got to say... I LOVE this app. Lernid is a tool that makes connecting to online learning events such as UbuntuOpenWeek and UbuntuDeveloperWeek simple, easy and fun. Lernid gets you immersed in the content quickly and hassle free. I had the pleasure of using it a couple of years ago when it first debuted and again today. It has come a long way and is very much refined now.

Above is an example of what the Lernid app can do. When you are in a class session and an instructor posts a website link, the top area of Lernid will update and show the weblink right in the program so you dont need to open a separate web browser. If the instructor of the class has a slideshow, his slides will appear in the top right of Lernid and as the session progresses new slides will appear at appropriate times making your learning experience more visual and enjoyable. The bottom half of Lernid shows the classroom where the instructor talks and adds commentary, while the right half shows the classroom chat going on.

If at any time you want to ask a question, you would tick or select the QUESTION box and type in your question. If the question is valid, it will be posted to the instructor to answer.

You can go into the Lernid app anytime, even if there is no class taking place. It will show you what events are coming up soon.

Using Lernid is very enjoyable compared to just the text of an IRC chatroom. Give it a try with tomorrows Ubuntu Open Week sessions.


You can find Lernid in the Ubuntu Software Center. Search for it by name and install.

For more class schedules please visit: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Classroom/

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  1. Agreed. Lernid was introduced a couple of years ago and is quite a step uo from straight IRC. I never seem to be in the right time zone to participate, unfortunately.