They want convenience and portability. Young people today demand this from their electronic gadgets and they want it in education as well. They want instant access to information to complete assignments, at any hour of the day or night. To meet the needs of today’s students, schools must expand campuses into cyberspace. One way education is meeting this demand is by allowing access to the school’s computer lab from home or any other remote location.
The days of going into the computer lab at school to complete an assignment are over. Laptops and electronic tablets have changed how people do their computer work, so the top schools are setting up programs for students to be connected to the tools used in the lab anytime they are online. They can connect to the school site from home, an Internet cafe or even a park that has wi-fi service.
Dell’s virtual labs is one of the systems serving college campuses to provide students with remote access to the main lab. It allows the student who is working online to have all the resources from the lab as they work on a project in their dorm room or even back home on break. The virtual lab can also make sure that class work continues if the campus would have to be shutdown for bad weather or any other reason.
It is critical to the future of education that young people be given the tools that they need to succeed in the digital age. A big step in this direction is improving their access to the tools and data that they need to complete their assignments.