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In another partnership, Proxim has agreed to outfit NTS Computer Systems Windows CE-based DreamWriter with RangeLAN2 wireless adapter cards. Acting as a wireless thin-client device, the inexpensive DreamWriters (priced from $175) make it possible to put computing in the hands of every student. The combined solutions flexibility and portability allow students to send and receive e-mail and browse the Internet. It also lets them access the server to operate its applications from any point within a classroom without cables or wires. Proxim, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, (800) 229-1630, www.proxim.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.