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General Chat Thread, Computer to Pupil ratios - fact or fiction? in General; As you can see by the response on this thread 1:7 is way behind what most schools are aiming for. ...
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    As you can see by the response on this thread 1:7 is way behind what most schools are aiming for.

    1:2 is a realistic ratio to achieve. 1:1 is over the top IMHO though congrats goes to schools that have achieved that.

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    ps - cant find the exact defenitions on Becta website but found this:

    Quote Originally Posted by Harnessing Technology schools survey 2008
    Computer to pupil ratio has also improved over the last year, with 4.3 pupils for every desktop computer in secondary schools.
    So I think schools are expected to be better than 1:4.3 this year.

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    1:2 is unattainable for us at the moment. We don't have the network sockets, or wireless to do it. We also don't have the money. We are slowly but surely moving to 1.3 (we're now at 1:3.9 compared to 1:4 a while back, and should be at 1:3.7 in the next month or so, and then our numbers drop next year so, we'll be at 1:3.5).

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    Yep - it's a year by yer thing, slow but sure (unless your lucky enough to get a big investment all of a sudden). Its taken us 7 years to move from 1:7 to 1:3. Hope to get to under 1:3 by 2010.

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    We're almost at 1:2 if you count (number of pupils) / (total number of workstations).

    However this includes teacher laptops, classroom teacher machines, admin machines, office machines etc. If you take them out, you're looking at about 1:3.5.

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    Is there a definition in terms of spec that can be allowed for the count? I am meaning is a 486DX allowed to be counted if it still works even though it may run Win 3.1?

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    if all goes to plan, we will have more machines than pupils by september...stupid i know but hey, i dont make the rules!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    if all goes to plan, we will have more machines than pupils by september...stupid i know but hey, i dont make the rules!
    It'd be an exceptional school that is able to teach pupils to use two computers to work on two different subjects at the same time

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    numbers

    in my mind ( warped and twisted as it is )

    2 laptops = 1 desktop
    3 wireless laptops = 1 desktop
    4 umpcs = 1 desktop
    6 asooseeeepc = 1 desktop

    by desktop i mean wired connection, p4 2.8ghz upwards 512Mb upwards

    we've actually got a ratio of around 3:1 here ( if you count processors ) and were a primary

    but i don't think the ratio takes into account how useful, or 'solid' the system you are using is, so ratios are not in my opinion a good indicator of how good the ict is in school.


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