A Discussion of Thin Client Technology for Computer Labs

Martinez Mateo, Jesus and Muñoz Hernandez, Susana and Perez Rey, David (2010). A Discussion of Thin Client Technology for Computer Labs. In: "1st International Conference on TechnologyEnhanced Learning ICTEL 2010 (2010)", 29/06/2010 - 31/07/2010, Atenas, Grecia.

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Title: A Discussion of Thin Client Technology for Computer Labs
Author/s:
  • Martinez Mateo, Jesus
  • Muñoz Hernandez, Susana
  • Perez Rey, David
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 1st International Conference on TechnologyEnhanced Learning ICTEL 2010 (2010)
Event Dates: 29/06/2010 - 31/07/2010
Event Location: Atenas, Grecia
Title of Book: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on TechnologyEnhanced Learning ICTEL 2010 (2010)
Date: 2010
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Faculty: Facultad de Informática (UPM)
Department: Matemática Aplicada
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Computer literacy is not negotiable for any professional in an increasingly computerised environment. Educational institutions should be equipped to provide this new basic training for modern life. Accordingly, computer labs are an essential medium for education in almost any field. Computer labs are one of the most popular IT infrastructures for technical training in primary and secondary schools, universities and other educational institutions all over the world. Unfortunately, a computer lab is expensive, in terms of both initial purchase and annual maintenance costs, and especially when we want to run the latest software. Hence, research efforts addressing computer lab efficiency, performance or cost reduction would have a worldwide repercussion. In response to this concern, this paper presents a survey on thin client technology for computer labs in educational environments. Besides setting out the advantages and drawbacks of this technology, we aim to refute false prejudices against thin clients, identifying a set of educational scenarios where thin clients are a better choice and others requiring traditional solutions.

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Item ID: 7711
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/7711/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:7711
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 27 Jun 2011 11:52
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014 10:31
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