Indiana’s Open-Source Experiment

The program, dubbed Indiana Affordable Classroom Computer for Every Secondary Student (InACCESS), launched in 2003 as an alternative way to put computers in the hands of every student. So far, after two years of pilots and one full year of classroom testing, reaction to the program has been very positive.

Officials knew the only way to overcome this problem was to invest in computers for each and every one of the state’s 300,000 students, but had no clue how to fund such a Herculean endeavor. Then, one day in 2003, it hit them: Why not use Linux?

Read this article from SchoolCIO a thinktank for technology in the school

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