School Planning and Management, July 1998, p. 17

Wireless computer networks offer schools a big advantage over hardwired network technology: mobility.

Portable computers on a wireless network can be moved around a classroom without having to remain "tethered" to an actual network cable. This technology provides greater flexibility and mobility for students and classroom activities.

The article's author, who is a marketing manager for a major provider of wireless laptop solutions to K-12 education, says that infrared (IR) technology is the leading type of wireless


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