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Carter, Luke – Primary Science, 2015
3D printers are a way of producing a 3D model of an item from a digital file. The model builds up in successive layers of material placed by the printer controlled by the information in the computer file. In this article the author argues that 3D printers are one of the greatest technological advances of recent times. He discusses practical uses…
Descriptors: Computer Peripherals, Printing, Technological Advancement, Technology Uses in Education
Snyder, Robin M. – Association Supporting Computer Users in Education, 2014
Just as the cost of high quality laser printing started in the tens of thousands of dollar and can now be purchased for under $100, so too has 3D printing technology started in the tens of thousands of dollars and is now in the thousand dollar range. Current 3D printing technology takes 2D printing into a third dimension. Many 3D printers are…
Descriptors: Printing, Computer Peripherals, Technological Advancement, Innovation
Sorensen, Richard J. – 1996
This guide provides the layperson with a concise overview of factors to consider when making plans to outfit elementary and secondary schools with technology inexpensively. The guide draws on the knowledge of consultants, architects, electronics engineers, and the experiences of educators who have been involved in the process of designing schools…
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer Peripherals, Computer Selection, Computer System Design
Coffield, Kate – 1996
This paper traces an educator's experiences with computers over a span of 20 years, and describes the computerization of and concomitant obstacles faced by the Humanities department at the American University in Cairo, Egypt (AUC). The computerization of AUC began in the 1980s, with workstations mainly in the science, math, engineering, and…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Networks, Computer Peripherals, Computer Uses in Education
Crawford, Walt – Online, 1997
Reviews the development of personal computers and how computer components have changed in price and value. Highlights include disk drives; keyboards; displays; memory; color graphics; modems; CPU (central processing unit); storage; direct mail vendors; and future possibilities. (LRW)
Descriptors: Computer Graphics, Computer Peripherals, Computer Selection, Costs
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Crawford, Walt – Library Hi Tech, 1993
Discusses personal computer price trends since 1986; describes offerings and prices for four direct-market suppliers, i.e., Dell CompuAdd, PC Brand, and Gateway 2000; and discusses overall value and price/performance ratios. Tables and graphs chart value over time. (EA)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Graphics, Computer Peripherals, Cost Effectiveness