Brazilian Ministry of Education:
The Ministry of Education was created in 1930 , shortly after the arrival of Getúlio Vargas to power. There are 80 years in which the Ministry of Education seeks to promote quality education . To promote digital inclusion in the country, the Ministry of Education created the National Educational Technology Program ( ProInfo ) . Educational program in order to promote the educational use of computers in basic education public . The project is conducted by the Education Department at the Ministry of Education Distance .
In 2006 , there was a pilot project intended to deploy computer labs with multiterminals in rural schools , which the Government had not been able yet to infrastructure and logistics issues. “It was our first project and it was a great challenge ,” said Luiz Claudio Ferreira , CEO of ThinNetworks .
Multiterminal or multi-station is a system that allows simultaneous access by multiple users to a single computer , dividing all machine resources , independently and simultaneously. What provides cost savings , space and investment in maintenance. By adding monitor , keyboard, and mouse to each station , the user will have custom workspace , own password and use autonomously applications.
“Children count the days to the computer class . The biggest advantage that this solution has given us the opportunity to access technology that unfortunately , most of these children do not have “celebrated
And the initial project was very successful and was followed by two more new projects in the same way . From this point , the partnership has only grown . Today, the ThinNetworks part of ProInfo , government educational program , in partnership with technology companies , in order to promote the educational use of computers in basic education public . The program leads to the schools computers , digital resources and educational content . ” One of the biggest digital inclusion projects in the world” as shown by Luiz Claudio
- Reduces initial costs of hardware and software solutions.
- Increase the number of students who can access computers.
- It reduces maintenance costs because you only need to maintain and support a computer.
- Reduces power consumption and protects the environment.
- Helps students increase collaboration and computing skills
- It makes it possible to work on independent projects or collaborate with others on class projects.
- It has features of Windows, such as Windows Desktop, Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, Windows Search and Jump Lists.
- Run Microsoft Office and other educational applications.
- Stores data in public folders, shared, or use a USB drive to keep personal files.
- Provides free time for teachers who can devote to teaching and not management of technology, as it uses only one computer instead of several.
- Install updates and patches automatically or selectively to help increase security and reliability.
800 000 workstations installed in schools throughout Brazil over these past anos.Este number shows the size of the effort being made by the company ThinNetworks Brasilia , in partnership with the Federal Government. Teachers with better working conditions are excited about the opportunity and the shot in the arm that it gives us students.