New Line Learning Academy + Samsung Q1 = 1:1?
Saw this interesting video produced by LANWAY in partnership with the New Line Learning Academies in Maidstone. The video is clearly a commercial for both the devices and the partner company, but this is exactly the sort of partnership that adds value to education, providing students with examples of authentic enterprise. Several innovations are mentioned in the video, including setting up as their own SAMSUNG service centre to support the Q1.
At around £550 per device with accessories, plus the three year warranties and build/support, insurance etc. (roughly 20%?) that comes to around £330K per year on student kit. The video doesn't say whether parents contribute or whether its funded directly by the Academy, but it shows that the aspiration of 1:1 computing can be achieved.