$35 Computer Will Make Online Learning Cheaper and Easier to Implement

The UK-based Raspberry Pi Foundation has just released a $35 computer. This miniaturized, low-cost piece of equipment could help make it affordable to implement all kinds of computer based learning.

The Raspberry Pi is a bare-bones machine, about the size of a credit card. It is sold without a case, keyboard, mouse or monitor, but it can be hooked up to any existing equipment a training department has. The Pi has an Ethernet port, so it can be hooked up to a high speed Internet connection. The machine is designed to run Linux, the open source operating system.

The Raspberry Pi Foundation designed the machine to help primary and secondary schools teach programming to children. But the device’s portability and low cost can help any organization that needs to expand its online training capacity without spending a lot of money.  

The Raspberry Pi is not available in stores but can be purchased online. For more information, go to http://downloads.element14.com, http://www.farnell.com/, or http://uk.rs-online.com/web/.

–Source: BBC News:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17190918

The UK-based Raspberry Pi Foundation has just released a $35 computer. This miniaturized, low-cost piece of equipment could help make it affordable to implement all kinds of computer based learning.

The Raspberry Pi is a bare-bones machine, about the size of a credit card. It is sold without a case, keyboard, mouse or monitor, but it can be hooked up to any existing equipment a training department has. The Pi has an Ethernet port, so it can be hooked up to a high speed Internet connection. The machine is designed to run Linux, the open source operating system.

The Raspberry Pi Foundation designed the machine to help primary and secondary schools teach programming to children. But the device’s portability and low cost can help any organization that needs to expand its online training capacity without spending a lot of money.  

The Raspberry Pi is not available in stores but can be purchased online. For more information, go to http://downloads.element14.com, http://www.farnell.com/, or http://uk.rs-online.com/web/.

–Source: BBC News:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17190918

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