97% of students have their own PC at home - and the overwhelming majority will be running Windows 7 on it.
And then they come into the classroom. And they are expected to use a computer running Windows XP - an operating system that was launched in 2001. And that doesn’t do any of the cool, media savvy things that they can do on their home computer.
Students are used to living, working, collaborating and communicating in a digital age. And if we want them to be engaged in the classroom, then perhaps asking them to turn their clocks back ten years when they switch on a computer isn’t fair, and isn’t going to engage them.
So, to put it into perspective, here’s ten things that your students have never lived without - and which didn’t even exist when we launched Windows XP…
So if you’re still running any Windows XP in your network, and your users are using them, then not only are you leaving them living in the last decade, you’ve also got the added risk on the horizon of running an unsupported operating system (see info here on end of support for Windows XP, due April 2014)
Please make sure you’ve got a plan to fix that…
Whats Microsoft going to do then to aid schools that can't afford to upgrade to the latest versions of Windowsvand Office?