Educational Technology

July 20, 2010

Why can’t you do 1:1 for $300 a kid? Wait, you can!

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

By Christopher Dawson, ZD Net

A colleague asked me the other day about potential costs for a 1:1 deployment in a high school. He had a number of $300 per computer in his head. $500 per computer, however, seemed a lot more realistic to me. After all, people see the prices on the sorts of netbooks I reviewed this weekend and get a serious case of sticker shock, forgetting that the average bargain basement netbook isn’t running an OS that can join a domain, lacks Office or anti-malware, and presents durability concerns for younger kids and capability concerns for older kids.

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