One-to-One Computing is an educational initiative that provides every student and teacher with their own personal computing device to use throughout the school day, and in some instances, even after school. Students can use these devices for academic coursework, research, homework, and team projects. The one-to-one use of personal computers, laptops, netbooks, handhelds or tablets in schools is gaining national momentum and transforming our education process.
Personal computing devices can improve the collaborative efforts between students and teachers, encourage critical thinking and foster creativity. Technology can make subjects come to life and, therefore, become more interesting for students. More engaged students means improved student achievement.
One-to-One Computing offers a win-win situation for students and teachers. Valuable life skills obtained will benefit students throughout their personal and professional careers. From an administrator perspective, technology allows every student equal access to a wide range of digital resources like software and the internet.
Major hardware and software manufacturers like HP, Lenovo, and Intel are developing school-centric hardware and software to support One-to-One Computing. These providers understand the budgetary challenges that schools face: reduced budgets which means less purchasing power and IT support. Personal computing devices are therefore being designed with students, teachers, and IT staff in mind. Equipment is sturdy and reliable and is supported with software to empower your IT department and minimize workload demands.
One-to-One Computing is not just putting equipment into the hands of students and teachers. Supports and systems need to be in place for this venture to be successful. Virtucom can transition your school into the 21st century with One-to-One Computing by:
- Designing and implementing a one-to-one computing plan
- Procuring, deploying, and upgrading hardware and software
- Preparing schools infrastructure to support the increase in computer technology
- Providing on-going technical training and support for administrators, teachers and students
- Implementing safety and security measures
Contact us for more information on how One-to-One Computing can benefit your school.