Partnership Provides Laptops to Students
Hewlett-Packard Co. and NetSchools Corp. have partnered to offer Internet-based learning to K-12 schools. HP and NetSchools will provide students and teachers at participating schools with individual laptop computers. The computers will allow Internet access from school and home, offering a one-to-one computing environment. Along with the computers comes a local area infrared network, high-speed Internet connectivity, technical support, and the Academic Information System, proprietary software that provides 30,000 educational Web sites that are correlated to state and national curriculum standards.
HP will provide hardware and support services for NetSchools Constellation, a complete computer-based teaching and learning solution. The system includes a NetSchools StudyPro laptop for every student and an HP OmniBook notebook PC for every teacher, along with extensive teacher training, support and assessment. HP hardware products supporting the NetSchools Constellation system will include network servers, monitors, printers, networking products, peripherals and notebook PCs. HP also will include tailored support services for schools, including project management and installation services. NetSchools Constellation is sold as a comprehensive solution that includes standards-aligned curriculum tools, infrared computer networks, and training and support for students, parents and teachers. Netschools Corp., Atlanta, GA, (770) 226-5000, www.netschools.com.
This article originally appeared in the 09/01/2000 issue of THE Journal.