MPs are told of troubles with tablets
October 12, 2012
The are many problems with the government's "One Tablet Per Student" initiative for Prathom 1 students, a Democrat member of the House's ICT committee said yesterday.
Songkhla MP Sirichok Sopa said only 700 out of 30,000 schools have wireless Internet connections for the tablets. Students aren't allowed to take the tablets home and they are only allowed to use them two hours a day. The panel was also told that the battery-charging cords are sub-standard and pose a risk of power leakage and electric shock.
The TOT spent Bt200 million to hire a private company to make software to prevent the children from accessing to pornographic sites, the panel was told.
Some tablets were broken, mainly due to incomplete operating systems. They were sent for repairs, but the exact number of broken tablets was not known.
MPs are told of troubles with tablets - The Nation
The TOT spent Bt200 million to hire a private company...
I sleep in the daytime, I
Work in the night time, I
Might not ever get home
Now, tell me we didn't expect this. Oh, the horror...
Frederick Douglass: Find out just what any people will quietly submit to
and you have found out the exact measure of injustice
and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these
will continue till they are resisted with either
words or blows, or with both.
ďDonít believe them, donít fear them, donít ask
anything of them.Ē
It looks good on the surface ... which is really all that matters. TIT.
It has been hinted at my school that I will have to also use the tablets alongside the iPad. I wonder how the two will compare
That thing about the electrocution is terrible! It could be fatal!
having spent too too many years in IT and especially government contracts there are no surprises here!!!!! buy cheap shit...get cheap shit..........and now i want to teach here......closer to the wife though.......if that is a good thing
christ gve me a tablet!!!!!!!
I'm sure these problems are only the tip of the iceberg. Add in shit software, poor or no training for them and the obvious fact that most P1 students can barely read Thai.