Discover what smart strategies, solutions and practices you can be implementing to prepare your IT infrastructure for the inevitable technological changes coming to your campus.
Giving every student access to the latest and greatest computer gear in a one-to-one computing model can sometimes disrupt the education process rather than enhance it. Lengthy boot-up times and faulty equipment can eat away at precious class time. Additionally, if teachers and students do not know how to operate the technology, the benefits of these tools can go unrealized. Despite this, it remains clear that technology is here to stay and when used properly, can benefit the learning process. Sometimes a new approach is all that is needed. This Center for Digital Education white paper shows how one-to-one computing is practical when schools combine two core technologies — cloud computing and special-purpose laptop devices known as Web clients. With proper and careful implementation of cloud computing and Web clients, schools may finally have found a successful formula for incorporating technology into the classroom.