Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Jan 2018 17:51 UTC
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Microsoft is making a bigger push to keep students and teachers using Windows this week. At the annual Bett education show in London, Microsoft is revealing new Windows 10 and Windows 10 S devices that are priced from just $189. The software giant is also partnering with the BBC, LEGO, NASA, PBS, and Pearson to bring a variety of Mixed Reality and video curricula to schools.

Lenovo has created a $189 100e laptop. It’s based on Intel’s Celeron Apollo Lake chips, so it’s a low-cost netbook essentially, designed for schools. Lenovo is also introducing its 300e, a 2-in-1 laptop with pen support, priced at $279. The new Lenovo devices are joined by two from JP, with a Windows Hello laptop priced at $199 and a pen and touch device at $299. All four laptops will be targeted towards education, designed to convince schools not to switch to Chromebooks.

I'm not sure if these wil persuade schools away from Chromebooks, but assuming non-education customers can get them as well, they may be great little machines for running secondary operating systems on.

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RE[6]: I'm a bit off but...
by kwan_e on Tue 23rd Jan 2018 23:09 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: I'm a bit off but..."
kwan_e
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2007-02-18

However, the rest of your argument is just chock full of personal anecdotes of your learning experience.


Which is no different from the state of current practice in education: anecdotes. Just because I use anecdotes doesn't validate other people's anecdotes - they're all anecdotes.

As to how to prepare students for the modern workforce that will make heavy use of computers, leave that part up to educators in the field.


You mean the same educators that are working from anecdotes you hate so much, and implement systems that, I keep quoting: "show no appreciable difference"?

"You're wrong, so we should put our trust in the people who are paid for being wrong instead because that worked out so well".

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

No, there is actually research in education where they do pilot projects and try to compare the outcomes based on differences in standardized tests.

Even if there wasn't, I'd trust the opinions of practitioners of a craft much more than those that have less experience in the field.

What happens in school systems is not random. Now, in the US at least the quality varies greatly from one state to another and one school district to another and one school to another. But the reasons for that are complex and unfit for osnews style discussion

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