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Re: [IATEFLComputer Sig] Re: What would you prefer??Your opinion will make a difference.

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  • Geoff Taylor
    Hi Peter Interesting to hear from someone who has actual experience of a portable computer lab, and that users respond positively... -- Geoff Taylor CALL
    Message 1 of 8 , Aug 24, 2004
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      Hi Peter

      Interesting to hear from someone who has actual experience of a portable
      computer lab, and that users respond positively...

      --
      Geoff Taylor
      CALL Coordinator, St Clare's, Oxford, UK
      http://www.stclaresoxfordonline.fsworld.co.uk


      on 23/8/04 6:18 am, Peter Williams at hdep65@... wrote:

      > To back up Geoff's comments, the solution which we
      > favoured in the British Council in Kuala Lumpur was
      > for no computer room and for three sets of ten
      > wireless laptops in trolleys which were wheeled
      > around the building. This makes for the most felxible
      > solution and in the private sector means that the
      > space which is reclaimed by not having a language lab
      > can be turned into another revenue generating
      > classroom.
      >
      > Problems of security meant that the wireless lan only
      > accepts connections from our own wireless laptops but
      > it is easy to foresee a time when student owned
      > laptops can also hook onto the network.
      >
      > I would say that, on the whole, the system has worked
      > very smoothly with few technical problems and far
      > greater usage of ICTs by teachers with their students.
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