The terminal can be configured for individual students using Acers Smart Card Security. This allows students to access the same desktop from any terminal on campus, be it in the classroom, the lab or the library. With a Smart Card Reader, the WT 300 enables only those users with a Smart Card and the correct PIN number to gain access to the server. It also features a Cyrix MediaGX LV processor running at 200 MHz, as well as a Cx 5530 chipset. A small footprint allows it to operate horizontally or vertically, optimizing desktop space. Acer America Corp., San Jose, CA, (800) 551-ACER, www.acer.com.
This article originally appeared in the 04/01/2000 issue of THE Journal.
The role of technology as an agent for creating more leveled playing fields for student learning is not new – but it has not been fully articulated before now. As a result of using technology as a platform for remote learning, both teachers and administrators now place a higher valuation on the role of technology to support students’ future success.