Friday, May 15, 2009

what do you do when nearly 100% learners turn up with their own device !

Interesting report from Ars technica reporting on the University of Virginia http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/03/whats-the-point-of-running.ars

Now figures of no maintaining labs are obvious but has anybody looked at providing printing niche software (CAD modelling for example) and simple stuff like power socket provision . Anybody seen figures on this feel free to comment and share.

4 comments:

Bob Harrison said...

Be grateful!

Mike's Raumati edublog said...

Andy I think the big problem at the moment at my school would be simply managing them. Power supplies getting network access etc. However they would be good problems to have!

Richard Vickerstaff said...

It is a good problem, we have a dedicated area in the Open Access Area for students with laptops, but they do spill out in to the library with trailing cables. It has made us wonder if we really need so many IT rooms......

Andrew said...

Don't tell your SMT, they'll cut your budget!