The Laptop Tracking Plan

Jessie Munks (School Teacher, USA)
Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 11
EISBN13: 9781466616677|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-492-5.ch003
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Abstract

A school was able to receive the “Technology for All” grant to issue a large number of laptop computers for students to check out and use at home. A policy for checking out the laptops was developed that included a software utility to keep track of the amount of time students may keep the laptop, the implantation of antitheft tracking software to minimize loss, the maintenance plan of the laptops, how they were to be insured, and other information. Later on, the school principal had to devise a new plan so that the laptop checkout policy would not escalate into damages and possible lawsuits.
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