Apart from the normal HTML version of the manual, we also use Moodle, a Open Source Package . By using the moodle version of the manual, the student not only has access to the material but also would have easy access to fellow students who are also taking part in the courses. Some of the features of Moodle is its forums which are dedicated to specific parts of the course as well as the chat facilities. This allows the student to communicate more efficiently with fellow students as well as the maintainers and lecturers of the courses.
Moodle was developed by Martin Dougiamas, visit www.moodle.org for more information.
The Moodle implementation of this manual can be found at http://www.learnlinux.org.za/moodle/