Open Education

Alexandros Kofteros, a Cypriot teacher, is working to change the way computers are used in the classroom.

Instead of 'computers' being used to teach kids how to type, write an email or use a spreadsheet, he's looking into how to embed them into the curriculum and use IT as a teaching tool - much like one might use a pen, paper and books.

As with any educational environment, cost of ownership, manageability and - dare I say it - politics, can be more of an issue than in the commercial world. Thin clients and open source software go a long way to meeting his requirements.

I think Sun Ray meets many of his needs. He's taking a very open approach and is evaluating a number of solutions in a very even-handed manner.

You can read his 'Open Education' reports here. Check out the great pics of the kids using their Sun Ray 170s!

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