Changing IT in Education

Saturday, April 25 2009 @ 03:31 PM CST

Contributed by: pogson

For years education has been using what everyone uses for IT, that other OS on thick clients. It doesn't work for education because IT is seen as an expense to be minimized rather than a means to generate revenue. Education can use IT to do the things that are best done with IT:

information. We can do it with Free Software. It allows us to maximize the effectiveness of the funds we do spend on hardware. Further, by using thin clients with GNU/Linux we can get twice as many computer seats in our schools for the same money and cut on-going maintenance costs.

Read "Why When and How We Must Change IT in Education"