Technology & Learning, September 2001

Here are five trends to watch, as schools move ahead with the technology they have installed to this point:

1. Open-source software movement gains momentum. Schools are increasingly interested in obtaining open-source software for administrative and classroom uses, especially word processing and spreadsheets. Linux is leading the way as a free alternative to Microsoft and Apple operating-system software that must be licensed at costs that often are prohibitive for school districts.

2. Web now covered


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