Pre-prepare the card yourself do you know which version is on the sd card? Other than that, knowing how to update or install packages is usefull for the students to know. In fact Liam goes through that in the first python tutorial.
I was hoping not to have to buy, build, sell and distribute SD cards myself. If I'm going down that route, I think I will need to put together a team of volunteers. I don't want there to be a necessity to have an internet connection though. My project is to teach beginners to program in Python. I'm not really interested in teaching them how to set up an internet connection, put an OS onto the SD card, install device drivers or download the Python, Pygame and IDE packages. I'll leave all that as a project for someone else.
Here's my plan for those who want to follow my tutorials:
1. Buy a Raspberry Pi, Power Supply, HDMI Cable, Keyboard & Mouse, Monitor or TV.
2. Buy a pre-prepared Fedora SD card with Python, Pygame and Geany (Or other IDE).
3. Get hold of a copy of my tutorials (Either printed or downloaded).
4. Start learning.