Waraku Education

Ideas, experiments and observations as they occur [and I have time] relating to teaching and learning in a secondary school - special focus on ICT.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

AJAX=free access for all in education

AJAX

Welcome, boys and girls, to the computing world of tomorrow! Desktop programs
are a thing of the past, replaced by free, simple, Web-based apps that do
everything from spreadsheets to e-mail -- and more!

That's the hype, anyway. But is it actually true?

I've been keen on Linux terminal services as a method to provide my school with abundant and efficient access to ICT tools. It will not be long and all we will need for many/most nodes in the school will be a relatively low spec machine, terminal services and a browser. How much will that cost? The thing we will need most is a big fat pipe to the rest of the world.

The pendulum is swinging back to the mainframe isn't it?

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