Tablet Computers http://wunc.org en Tablets Return To Guilford County Schools In August, Students Now Face Fines http://wunc.org/post/tablets-return-guilford-county-schools-august-students-now-face-fines <p>Middle school students in Guilford County will face new punishments for broken tablet computers this fall.</p><p>Guilford County Schools rolled out a federally funded tablet program last August. But by October more than 15 percent of the devices had broken and a few chargers melted. The district stopped the program and found a new manufacturer.</p><p>After public feedback some new rules are in-place for the re-launch this fall:</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:07:17 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 39618 at http://wunc.org Tablets Return To Guilford County Schools In August, Students Now Face Fines Tablet Manufacturer Says No Problems With Devices http://wunc.org/post/tablet-manufacturer-says-no-problems-devices <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Guilford County school officials and the manufacturer of tablet computers once used in district classrooms disagree on why thousands of devices broke. Asus, the company that built the more than 15,000 tablet computers used for a time in Guilford County classrooms, is not taking blame for melted chargers. In a statement Asus says is has run tests on its products and found no problems. &nbsp;The tablet program was paused in October after thousands of devices broke and nearly a dozen chargers partially melted. School officials believe the devices were defective. Meanwhile students are without tablets and the school system is working with Amplify, a for-profit education company to find another manufacturer and try to re-start the program.</span></p><p>“This doesn’t really change out view of what happened and our view of what’s needed to move forward, which is still to make sure that we get the products and services at the expected quality,” said Nora Carr, Chief of Staff for Guilford County Schools.</p><p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 20:53:08 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 26762 at http://wunc.org Tablet Manufacturer Says No Problems With Devices 15,000 Tablets To Be Replaced In Guilford County http://wunc.org/post/15000-tablets-be-replaced-guilford-county <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Guilford County Schools will get another set of tablet computers after thousands of devices broke. </span></p><p></p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 21:09:05 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 24737 at http://wunc.org 15,000 Tablets To Be Replaced In Guilford County Tablet Program Suspended In Greensboro http://wunc.org/post/tablet-program-suspended-greensboro <p></p><p>Leaders with Guilford County schools announced today they are suspending a tablet-computer initiative indefinitely.&nbsp; The surprising news came at a hastily called press conference Friday. &nbsp;Guilford County was in the process of implementing the largest tablet program in U.S. History. It is funded by a $30 million federal grant. Since the school system started handing out tablets to teachers in June, and students in August, about 10-percent have been cracked or broken.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 19:45:14 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 23626 at http://wunc.org Tablet Program Suspended In Greensboro