Computer Suites

The use of computer suites in education is hotly debated topic. Some teachers love the convenience of having a class set of computers even though they have to wait until their allotted time to use them. Other teachers prefer to have the computers distributed between all of the classrooms so that they can access them in response to the needs of the pupils. Are the days of ICT class lessons over? Can a new skill/resource/activity be demonstrated just as well on the interactive whiteboard? What do you think? Read over the articles listed below and post your comments.

School computer suites: a bad idea?

Are computer suites required in primary schools?

Alternatives to school computer suites?

Computers in suites vs. computers in classrooms

How (not) to develop ICT literacy in pupils.

An international study examining the use of ICT in education.

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