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A Discussion of Thin Client Technology for Computer Labs
Year:2010
Research Areas
  • Information technology and adata processing
Information
Abstract
Computer literacy is not negotiable for any professional in an increasingly computerised environment. Educational institutions should be equipped to provide this new basic training for modern life. Accordingly, computer labs are an essential medium for education in almost any ¿eld. Computer labs are one of the most popular IT infrastructures for technical training in primary and secondary schools, universities and other educational institutions all over the world. Unfortunately, a computer lab is expensive, in terms of both initial purchase and annual maintenance costs, and especially when we want to run the latest software. Hence, research efforts addressing computer lab ef¿ciency, performance or cost reduction would have a worldwide repercussion. In response to this concern, this paper presents a survey on thin client technology for computer labs in educational environments. Besides setting out the advantages and drawbacks of this technology, we aim to refute false prejudices against thin clients, identifying a set of educational scenarios where thin clients are a better choice and others requiring traditional solutions.
International
Si
Congress
International Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning
960
Place
Atenas
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-989-8425-15-7
Start Date
29/07/2010
End Date
31/07/2010
From page
119
To page
124
INNOV 2010 - International Multi-Conference on Innovative Developments in ICT
Participants
  • Autor: Jesus Martinez Mateo (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de investigación en Información y Computación Cuántica (GIICC)
  • Departamento: Matemática Aplicada (Facultad de Informática)
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