Chromebooks in Education
The EdTech K-12 Magazine reports that Chromebooks attracted quite a bit of attention at the ISTE 2013, and reviews four Chromebooks that could be useful for the educators in the classroom. The article notes that there are only four manufacturers besides Google that manufacture Chromebooks, and it also refers IDC’s report claiming that Chromebooks reduce the cost of deployment by 69% and labor costs by 92% whereas increasing the actual teaching and educational administration time by 82% (!).
The following Chromebooks were evaluated:
- Samsung Chromebook, Model 303
- Acer C7 series
- Lenovo X1313
- HP Chromebook Pavilion
Per the review it appears that some companies, at least HP, do respond to the feedback from the students and educators!
For more, please read the article here: http://www.edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2012/12/why-schools-are-turning-google-chromebooks.
Yevgeny Ioffe, or as people call him, Yev, has been working in both the startup world and established companies. His career spans from joining Xplana Learning as it launched to Cengage Learning to MBS Direct when it acquired Xplana in 2009. Yevgeny brings to EdTech Times his passion for start-ups and technology, along with his interest in the ever evolving world of edtech. Yevgeny obtained his BSc and MA from Brandeis University and MBA from Boston College.