We certainly know that every school has a unique set of needs and goals to best support their own personalized learning environment. That is why Dell continues to develop a range of affordable, manageable and reliable solutions that are designed to meet the varying demands in the classroom. The Dell OptiPlex 3011 All-in-One (AIO) is the latest device to join Dell’s portfolio of K12 technology to give schools the convenience and reliability of an all-in-one device with an immersive learning features including multi-touch capabilities.
When you have a chance, it is definitely worth checking out. And, if you will be in San Antonio for the ISTE Conference this week come try it out in our Dell Innovation Learning Lounge (Room 202A) at the Convention Center or the Dell booth (#11174) in the expo hall.
I’m really excited about how it is built with the needs of students and teachers in mind … the Dell OptiPlex 3011 AIO combines manageable, reliable and secure features to fulfill the interactive learning needs in and out of the classroom. Available with Windows 8 and a touch screen option, I’ve seen how the OptiPlex 3011 engages students in learning with its responsive user interface and applications that dynamically update. Students and teachers are able to have their programs and applications at their fingertips, while still benefitting from a traditional desktop environment.
The Optiplex 3011 is outfitted with an integrated webcam, microphone and headset line-in for voice-over-IP to facilitate collaboration among students and teachers. With these interactive features, classrooms across the world are able to connect to share resources and deliver global learning opportunities. A teacher can easily connect with a colleague to share lesson plans, while a student is able to participate in an online course for supplemental learning opportunities at their own pace.
As you know, creating solutions that support the learning of all students is a top priority for Dell. The Optiplex 3011 comes with two easy-to-access USB ports on the side so students can easily leverage assistive technology peripheral solutions. School IT administrators also gain an easy-to-manage, secure and durable solution saving schools valuable time and resources. Faced with budget constraints, the OptiPlex 3011 simplifies deployment, configuration and maintenance for IT departments with Dell KACE appliances and Dell Data Protection Encryption software to confidently safeguard data from the device to the cloud. The Optiplex 3011’s 20-inch cordless display is sleek and space-saving enabling schools to maximize the number of devices in the classroom to empower even more students with innovative learning tools.
For anytime, anywhere learning, the new OptiPlex 3011 can be cloud enabled with the Dell Cloud Desktop feature, a new fully integrated desktop and application virtualization technology powered by Dell Wyse WSM. With Dell Cloud Desktops, students and teachers have access their schools educational resources on any device creating a seamless learning environment between home and school and extending learning opportunities beyond the classroom.
I hope you get the chance to check out this new addition soon. Once you do, let us know how you like it!