Christopher Dawson

Chris Dawson is a freelance writer, consultant, and policy advocate with 20 years of experience in education, technology, and the intersection of the two.

Latest Posts

Safety first?

How do we keep our kids safe online and comply with federal regulations while still maintaining highly functional computer facilities?

March 14, 2006 by Christopher Dawson


Is Linux ready for college?

Well, it's time for me to jump into the fray over Linux vs Windows. I just read Paul Murphy's article (The Linux desktop market) and the phrase that struck me was the following:Sure, the Linux deployment will be cheaper, and generally somewhat faster and more reliable on the same hardware, but telling that to people who pigeon hole you as from the wrong side of the social register the instant you mention computing is a mugs game: one you can't win.

March 14, 2006 by Marc Wagner


Strategies for reducing printing costs

Yesterday, I discussed the challenge of reducing printing costs that faces every education IT department. There are various strategies for addressing these costs: Full cost recovery.

March 13, 2006 by Marc Wagner


Mooning over Mars

Have your students take a look at Mars through Google maps and a computer-animated fly-through of a canyon 10 times greater than the Grand Canyon.

March 13, 2006 by ZDNet Editor