School fail

Dear reader,

Sometimes the IT departments of institutions are not doing the smart thing. You may have seen evidence of that here and there.

Last year a Dutch school made the headlines as they were the first school in the Netherlands to hand and ipad to all their students, to move into the digital age. This school invested a quarter of a million euros to accomodate that investment. Now this same school announced that they are taking back the ipads and returning to the paper books. And the reason? There is not enough Dutch study material available electronically, making the ipads basically useless.

This is something I have seen happen far too often. Wouldn’t it have been a show of sense to first examine if there is material available before spending such an amount of money on hardware?

(Source -in Dutch- here.)

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